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About aparsons

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  1. I feel that most of the past that we think of is glorified. We tend to think about the past, especially our own, as being simpler, quaint, more enjoyable. I think that each generation has thought this about their childhood. As technology constantly changes and advances, everyone grew up with the "latest" technology. So while the 70's may seem like a simpler time, for the people living there it was state-of-the-art. The advent of color television and national distribution of movies on things like VHS and Betamax, were all futuristic technologies that blew people away. I think that even with the technology we have today, we will still look back on it in 30 years and think it was archaic and simple.
  2. I don't think that an individual would be able to travel within their own time-line. As mentioned before, I truly believe that the universe has a finite amount of matter, and there is now way to introduce or remove pre-existing matter. So by going back in time and meeting yourself, you are doubling the amount of matter you take up in your own time-line, which I don't think is possible. Where would that new matter come from? Unless you were able to "swap" with someone or something else and balance out the amount of matter on either end, I don't think it would work.
  3. I agree, I have no idea what's going on here. Pinterest, any chance you could explain this a little more?
  4. I don't really believe that this would count as time travel. It is certainly an amazing breakthrough in virtual reality technology, but it is not time travel, it is a simulation of a certain perception of the "past" or "future". One wouldn't be able to alter timelines, see new things, or discover something no one else has, because someone would have coded that program and all possibilities would be realized, aside from any minor bugs or glitches.
  5. I recently re-watched the 1st Futurama movie, Bender's Big Score, which has a heavy time-travel theme. The time machine featured, is not a man made creation, but a universal code that can travel through time. Built into this code is a method of correcting paradoxes. This is usually done when a characters travels back in time to meet themselves, at the point, the individual who went back in time is often killed in a bizarre accident that "corrects" the paradox of two of the same individuals at the same time. Do you believe that paradox correction is possible? If so, is it a good idea, or unnecessary?
  6. I personally don't see any particular reason why they would have to intersect. I think it is entirely possible for different timeline/dimensions to be completely separate from each other without the advent of some form of technology. That being said, we don't know, anything is possible. I'm personally under the assumption that an individual can only cross timelines if they do in fact time travel. This leads to my assumption that a given universe only has a set amount of matter that cannot be destroyed, only manipulated.
  7. You could do so many thing with this information. I would first life my life normally, up to the point where I was able to access the time machine, then go back to the point where I was first told about it. Assuming I've been explained how the machine will work, I would bring the plans back in time with me, and give them to my past self. This way I wouldn't have to wait 23 years for the time machine!
  8. This reminds me a lot of an experiment Stephen Hawking did back in 2009, where he sent out a message calling time travelers to meet in this exact location and time. Much to Hawking's dismay, no time travelers showed up. To some people, this discredits the notion of time travel, not for me. Many things could have taken place that could have caused the message to become lost, or certain events in the future could have an explanation as to why time travelers didn't go to that event. I think that once invented, time travel will be kept a secret, or at least not available to the general public. It is entirely possible that it would be too big of a risk for timer travelers to attend such a high profile event.
  9. I think it is terrifying to think about, but if the technology is perfected, it would be impossible for you to know about it. The government, if they wanted to, would be able to manipulate your memories and change them in a way that you would forget your memories even being changed. They would be able to completely mold any individual they wanted. Our brains already do sort of create false memories as well. Each time you remember an event, you are not remembering the event itself, but the last time you remembered it. So in theory, small changes to ones internal understanding of an event can lead them to assuming that the altered event truly happened in reality.
  10. This is actually a really interesting question. I guess it depends on what you believe happens when an individual time travels. In this scenario, I would be going back in time and deliberately associating with myself from the past. If I were to inform him (me) of the winning lotto numbers, only he would be able to benefit from using them. So if he were to win the jackpot, that wouldn't necessarily delete me from that time line, I would still exist. So in theory, you could benefit yourself, but only another version of yourself, your past self. The version of you that went back in time would not be able to reap the rewards of the winning number (unless you and your past self came to some sort of agreement).
  11. I like that idea, I think I would take some time to enjoy it as well. Might as well see what life was like before that advent of all this technology. Are you located in Europe? If not, how would you get there?
  12. How far would you have to travel, given that you will land exactly where you are now in 1915? How would you pay for this travel if you need to?
  13. It certainly seems like the storm was a big factor here. The amount of energy required to create a "time slip" would be immense, and I am sure I major electrical storm would be able to provide this amount of power. However, for me to believe this particular story, I would need a little bit more evidence, maybe a description of the planes he saw, or any future signs or emblems. I am sure being a pilot during a large scale war would be extremely mentally taxing as well as exhausting and could lead one to believe that these visions were caused by hallucinations or stress.
  14. You have been sent back to the year 1915 to the exact geographical location you are in now. The only way for you to return to the present is to completely convince 10 people that you are in fact from the future. How do you accomplish this?
  15. If there is only one dimension, and one timeline, we would never know about individuals changing the past. Say for example, in the "original" run of our timeline, Franz Ferdinand was never shot and WWI never happened. If someone had gone back and altered that event, the people from the future would never know. Its not like the history books would fade away and reappear with new information like that picture in Back to the Future, history would simply change and everyone except for the individual who changed the past would have any idea.
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