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Originally posted by AD5673
If really in fact there was ever a time machine created and we never knewabout what events do you think maybe could've been changed?
Originally posted by spangbr
if they went back and changed the events then thats the way they always were and we could never know..if they went back in time and dusted the guy who invented coffee makers wouuld we all one day be going damn what happened to all the coffee makers? doubt it.
Anyways, time has it's own 3 dimensions. To illustrate this, I'll use the simplest form: XYZ. For the lamen, X is a horizontal path, Y is the vertical path, and Z is the path of depth, or the line that goes from close to you to far away from you.
We are travelling on the Z path... it is, as stated in an earlier post, linear. We go (in our perception) from earlier time to later time. When you go a bit negative on the X axis (left, in visual terms), you are entering a different reality of time, as well as if you were to divert a bit to the positive (or right). Same thing applies to diversions to the positive Y (up) or negative Y (down). Since time is relative, you could travel in a straight line in any direction and have a perceptivly normal timeline, or rather what you would experience would be a normal timeline.... but if you were going in the direction of Ypos and made an immediate jump to a point of time that is in Zneg, you would perceptually be able to notice the changes, because the events that were happenning on the timeline you WERE in wouldn't quite coincide with what is happening in the 'now' timeline that you entered. A larger deviation to the left/right/up/down during your forward path would result in perceptually more awareness of the dimensionality of time because events would have happened/would be happenning in different sequences or whatever from what you were used to.
I believe that time anomolies like this could account for some peoples' (not all, of course...) recollection of doing something during their childhood, having it confirmed, then at a later date having the persons who were thought to be involved saying that "No, that never happened...". I'm sure a majority of people have experienced this in one form or another. As well, Dejavu could also be explained by intersecting occurances of similar timelines... as someone stated before, there is no true paralell. If I remember right, this has to do with something about the perfect shape is that of a sphere, and everything inevitably curves. If time didn't curve, nothing could exist, but I won't get into that... a bit over the top just for the sake of time travel. Basically, a sphere is the best visual representation of true infinity.
Originally posted by Weise
Perhaps they allowed Adolf Hitler to come into power in the past, because in the future the Soviet Union became too powerful and invaded the US...
I read somewhere that if it hadn't been for Hitler, the Soviets would have some day invaded America and whatnot.
I'm not saying Hitler was a hero, just simply adding my 2 cents...
Originally posted by spangbr
russia or soviets have enough men and equipment to invade the us? that is, imo, to put it mildly, absurd. first off the logistics of landing here would be huge without a base like we had in england, not to mention that the soviets were clinging for their lives during wwii. then following wwii, if they had the ability, why didnt they do it? its because neither the us nor russia had the ability to take the other one out with the other also destroying the aggressor.