posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 05:00 PM
IF, time travel was possible, and at some point being done, it would be impossible to "catch" a time traveler, unless there was only one and no
record of his capture was made. If there was two, and you caught one, the other could prevent the capture by, yup, going back in time. If there was
only one, so no time travel rescue could be done, and it was made public, this person could prevent the capture simply by knowing it was going to
If time travel becomes possible, and historical events would want to be witnessed, you wouldn't even need a time traveler at the event. Example:
Gettysburg address. The night before, a time traveler places a digital camera in a tree to record the entire event. Unseen, obviously, because if
caught, you could "go back" and do it again. (Think of it like a reset button on your nintendo) The next night, you recover the camera and now,
anyone who wishes can simply view the Gettysburg address on their television. With future tech, we may never know it but even smells and the feel of
the air may become avalible for playback. You could experience being there, without going. So no mass people.
My personal belief, is that time travel is not possible in any way. You can relativity change time to the future for people or objects, making
people "age" slower, or think slower, or the reverse. An object moving near the speed of light, would seem to age very very slowly. A year for
this object passes (in it's view) and the universe would age by 1000 years (in it's view). The fact is, time continues as always. The universe is
made up of matter that is always moving, interacting, and changing. To "go back" in time, would mean there is some record of the placement of the
entire universe at all times. A record that could be accessed, and used, to "place" the universe back to a past arrangement. Time is not actually
real. It's only a measure of movement of the universe, by the observer. Time does not slow down because you are bored, or speed up because you're
having fun. You are simply observing events differently, changing your view of the passage of time.
Simply: to go back in time, you would need to re-arrange the entire universe back to a pre-determined arrangement of energy/matter. To do this you
would need a record of where every bit of energy and matter was, where it was going, how fast... ect ect. You'd then need a machine that could pull
that off. Even if you did, you wouldn't be going back in time, you'd be re-arranging the universe.
The only thing you could inject, is the presence of a creator. If God created the universe, then something outside this universe exists, thus a
record of this universe could exist. If outside this universe doesn't work like it does inside the box, it may be possible for creatures outside
this universe to access it at any given point. To accept this though, you'd then have to come to grips that time travel would only be possible if
allowed by God. If God gave us His instructions, what ever the religion, you will not find time travel. This would mean either He's keeping it
secret, or won't allow it. Either way, for man, it would be impossible.