posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 10:34 PM
Its an oldish topic, but I feel I need to say something.
When we think of timetravel, we usually think that a certian point in time is our destination and to achive time travel we 'travel' to that
But the points in time are not places. In fact, the whole concept of time is.. off... by alot. Time is a unit of measurement. There is no past,
because by the time your done with the past your in the present and theres no way to get back into the past. There is no future, because by the time
you get to the future you'd be in the present.
Unless you go into the theory of multiverse and teleportation you cant really go time traveling. You can read about this in a fictional book called
Timeline by Michael Crichton.
Also, some people might be afraid that when they go back in time, they might alter the events in history. Or they might be afraid of paradoxes, like,
say, I built a time machine and used it to go back in time before I built it, then kill my past self, meaning I never made the machine meaning that I
never really traveled back.
What people dont realize is.. these things simply dont occur. You cant alter history, because its solid. You cant create paradoxes, because the fact
that you've never gotten killed means just that, you never got killed. If you were to go back in time, you cant kill yourself. Many things might come
up, such as, you find that you cant bring yourself to pull the trigger, you might get hit by a car along the way to your house, so many things might
happen before you get the chance to even see your past self.
So yeah.. I'm not sure if your idea of the mirror would work. I guess it might.. but since light travels as particles, then.. well, the particles
might have a hard time hitting your eyeballs from that great a distance.