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When you look in the mirror you are actually seeing yourself, " As You Were ". . .

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posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 07:48 PM
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Ever think about it? It takes a certain amount of time for the light to travel to the mirror & back again. . . However minute, it still can be measured.

I propose that if you could construct a device that could reflect light over huge mirrors at great distances, therefore equating to huge amounts of time, then you should be able to stand in front of it-

Then leave-

Go live your life-

Get married & have children-

Then someday bring your grandchildren to a mirror that would produce the original image of yourself from decades before. . . Wouldn't that be the coolest thing?

BUT-

If you could do that-

Then wouldn't it also be possible to construct a similar device that had the capability to send your present image accross a different path back to the originating source, but utilizing a different mirror scheme that incorporated less mirrors located much closer together, exponentially decreasing the distance, and therefore delivering your " image of the future ", to the past?

Wouldn't that be the coolest thing???


Is my model flawed? If so, Why? Thanx in advance for your input-

I put this in skunk works for a reason. . .

2PacSade-


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posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:10 PM
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That is cool, ive never thought of that.

You kinda lost me on the last part though.



posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:14 PM
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this immediately brought to mind a short story I read a while back about a fictional invention called slow glass, not quite mirrors I know, but with the same outcome you are imagining here.

here's a link to

Light of Other Days
by Bob Shaw

www.scifi.com...

it's quite a good read, and I've often thought that if ever we were to time travel as such, it wouldn't be physically, but more a case of manipulating light to view the past somehow. Of course, we can kind of do this with video, but I do like the idea of actually seeing the images of yesteryear as if they really were brand new and happening right in front of you.


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posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:21 PM
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Thats why we have video cameras lol, nice idea thou, but way to complicated for such a simple thing, record yourself, then show it, later in your life.

Edit: sorry didnt read the last part, now thats something a camera cant do lol.
Would I like to see my future self? hmmm I dont know.


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posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:25 PM
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Wait a minute, explain that again, with the mirror?




posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by earth2
That is cool, ive never thought of that.

You kinda lost me on the last part though.


I'm just envisioning that if you could somehow cut the distance back to the originating mirror to a fraction of a percent of the distance with respect to the original journey. . .You would in essence, " fold space ", and go back in time?

I envision the hardest part would be to construct the initial path over huge distances?

It would be much easier to shorten the distance back would it not?

2PacSade-



posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by swimmer
Wait a minute, explain that again, with the mirror?



In a nutshell. . .

If you could send an image back in a fraction of the time that it took to get there then wouldn't you be decreasing the distance & therefore be going backward in time with respect to the point of origin? TIME, is relative to one's vantage point is it not?

2PacSade-




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