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Originally posted by MAC269
reply to post by tauristercus
Several times through this thread I have noticed that you say that you do not believe we can change history. In our time line not taking into account String or M theory.
I have come to the conclusion that you are right. I will try to explain why.
Simply put because what ever you do when time traveling the affects of such you knew before you left on your travels.
For example we know that JFK was killed in Dallas so let’s say it is our quest to alter that outcome. We jump into the TM and head back to a time before the shot was fired. If we where successful and JFK returned to Washington that is what history would reflect. Nothing happened. Therefore you would not in the future set out to change the event.
In other words what ever you do on your travels has become history and that is what we have grown up with. That is an example of deliberately trying to affect history.
Now in this instance having returned you may indeed be able to alter the future. However what ever knowledge that you return with has already become history for future generations.
Therefore it is written, it is a plan free will is nonsense and all time has already happened.
String and M theories just don’t seam to take into account where all the extra MASS comes from.
I would love every one on here to let me know where I have gone wrong.
Originally posted by Extralien
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
Time travel has always been a bit confusing for me.. The idea of travelling faster than light to go back in time just seems, well... nonsense.
I can't see how travelling faster than light will make any difference. If you do travel faster than light what would you expect to happen?
I assume this would happen;
Firstly you would notice that as you were travelling at the exact spped of light you will see illuminated objects in front of you, you would see blurred objects to either side of you but and lights behind you too.
If you go faster than light then you will still see lights in front of you, blurred images on either side but you would not see anything behind you but darkness as that light has not caught up to your speed.
Let's have a look at this thread from a couple of weeks ago..
Radio Waves Travel Faster Than Light
Now that is a bit more like it.. This is where I feel we should be going.
The transmission of data to a particular moment seems far simpler than 'time' travel.
Originally posted by Eitimzevinten
I have a hypothesis I'm going to add to this thread:
I believe you'd have to change your observation rate to one that is many times faster than the speed of light.
... is like when you mentioned how we are actually looking at light from years ago when we look at stars. When you look at a mirror, you are looking into the past...