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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Outlier13
Your question is based on the assumption that all events are already mapped out in time, and that by somehow adjust your speed of travel on the surface of the earth, you thwarted fate's attempt at maintaining the mapped out events.
No, you did not, because I do not subscribe to the theory that all of life's events are preordained and mapped out for all of us.
What you did was speed up so that you would not have to waste a few minutes at a stop light. Yes, it has the theoretical potential to put things on a different path in life than if you had to sit at the light, but that doesn't mean that you changed the future, it just means that you made a conscious decision that allowed one thing to happen instead of another; in essence, you affected the present moment of everything because of that decision after the choice was made, but there is no future events because the future hasn't happened yet.
This is not time travel, this is known as cause-and-effect.