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Originally posted by SpaceCowboy78
I doubt anyone will share anything worthy of time travel in it's conventional form.
My brother though who is an experienced OBE'er says that it is possible to live almost a human whole lifetime in someone else's reality, in another time.
I am very interested in hearing about books on the theory of time travel though, if anyone knows....
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
While sharing time-traveling stories is one thing, PROVING your story is accurate is a little more difficult, because conceivably, if you've traveled through time, you've left your own universe entirely. Not to mention coming across an alternate version of yourself (Christian vs Atheist or Muslim versions, anyone? ) there's the possibility that many of the events you would "predict" or "recall" may not even have taken place. Consider if that universe already existed due to a subtle change in the past, and that change created a terrible future, which you fall into after traveling due to some small choice you made that resulted in your personality or whatever being suitable for that particular universe, or whatever?
There's a ton of conundrums involved in time travel.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
reply to post by lampsalot
In the year 2033 I was a test pilot for a corporation called TGD, which manufactures AI-assisted direct-brain interfaces for what basically amount to "telepathic" navigation systems for very fast sub-light spacecraft. I was "killed" during a ladder test of a new prototype, out near the rings of Saturn. I suspect that there may have been some industrial sabotage involved.
Because of the nature of the test, and the technology involved, I was able to amplify the carrier wave of my AI-assisted and networked mind-share so that I did not die, mentally, but rather escaped backwards "through time," into a dream I had as a 10 year old child in the summer of 1979. I "possessed" the younger version of myself, and altered the course of my life in such a way that I never flew for the Navy, and never became a test pilot.
At first -- I assumed I had made a clean jump backwards in my own timeline. I now believe that this particular reality sprung into being on that day, when my life-path diverged from the original in the "future."
I attempted to write as much of what I "knew" and "understood" down during the summer following the divergence. What remains is a collection of "drawings / diagrams" and "stories" (as mom called them) which I understand less well, the longer I am alive in this particular version of my universe.
Finally -- I believe that as I approach the original "age" of my departure, I might be able to jump back in to a moment shortly before the incident and prevent it. I do not know what will happen to your universe when I go. I suspect it will simply cease to exist the moment I depart....
edit on 25-9-2012 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)
I'd like to hear more about this story, and more about your life in the future.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
That's just it. It's just a "story." A barely recalled "dream" (I even said so explicitly!) from childhood, 30 years ago. As to what is "real" and what is not re: dreams, I won't even get into it here, as it is not on-topic. Regardless -- it was my first "time-travel" experience.