posted on May, 12 2010 @ 04:55 AM
Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by demonseed
Even if we are late-comers, our high level of fascination regarding the concept of time travel may eventually lead to us developing real time travel
to go with our inter-stellar flight capabilities.
Think 'self-replicating probes of death' as opposed to the self-replicating probes of exploration/colonization we are familiar with. The probes
would go to their targets at an earlier time, kill them off, and then replicate and repeat until there are no more planets with lifeforms meeting the
requirements for extermination.
This would ensure our total dominion of the galaxy and makes alot of sense. If we don't develop time travel and kill everything else out there, one
of them will eventually kill us - maybe even using time travel.
(That this has not happened to us practically proves how totally badass the future humans are. )
*For all we know, some UFOs could even be sent by future humans 'just in case' some freak accident occurs and an alien race manages to send an
extermination probe to earth. Then the future humans can use the UFOs to trace the probe back to the civilization that sent it and send an
extermination probe to their homeworld before they've even had the chance to evolve into anything remotely intelligent.
[edit on 12-5-2010 by Exuberant1]
As with any time travel theory, there are so many things we do not know about time travel yet. I still find the idea fascinating, so i will
participate in this debate
We (in the future) developed time travel capabilities.
We went back in time to kill off other species before they had the capability to attack us.
Some of these species caught on and sent their own killers back in time to kill us off, but the humans sent their own(UFOs?) to help stop these alien
time travelers from killing them.
This sounds alot like terminator... no offense. However, in terminator Skynet did activate and the "future" that they thought would happen ended up
being a completely different future.
In which case, it begs the question..
Does changing the past affect the future? Or does it create a whole new timeline?
I personally dont believe that changing the past would change in the future. If it did, our entire world would be completely different everyday.
Also, what i meant by late comers is, that other civilizations would have the power to kill us off much more quickly than we would. This is
theoretically thinking, but it makes sense. The galaxy is so old that another civilization would have to have thought like this before we did.