posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:48 PM
The only way to have a time machine remain stable is for the creation of alternate though similar timelines. If you travel back in time in your own
timeline you will unmake the machine, it's components would become their unrefined parts like metal, and wood at a home depot, then go further back
and the tree hasn't even grown yet and the metal hasn't been mined.
You would need to stabilize your own mini time bubble around your time machine which keeps it constantly in the same shape as your original
Now in that same theory you go back in time and burn the wood and destroy the metal that would have been part of your machine, and poof your machine
pops out of existence leaving you stuck somewhere in time.
Also another thing that may be tough, sure you can travel back and forth through time, but how do we determine our route. I think that it could become
possible to travel back in time, but how do you select when? Can a mere c-mos battery which remembers the time on your computer do the trick? What if
you go forward and the software limitations don't allow you to superceed the year 3000 per say, or won't go back further than the 1980's when
computers started to log time for us readily. It's like the y2k scare again, where the programming didn't allow for the year 00, would we skip back
to the year 1900?
I dunno am I rambling?