posted on May, 10 2013 @ 06:14 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post, so feel free to move this thread mods.
I have been thinking about this for some time. Supposedly the reason time travel to the past cannot be possible is because of "the grandfather
paradox", I'm sure your all aware of this paradox so hardly worth me explaining it, but for the few who don't know what it means I guess ill go
ahead and explain.
the Grandfather paradox is the idea that if for some reason you went back in time and killed your grandfather, you would never be born to go back in
time in the first place. Meaning you cant go back in time because it would change the future, possibly so much so that you may eliminate yourself
from ever being born, therefor rewriting history.
Well to solve this paradox, science came up with the multiverse theory, stating that it still may be possible to go back in time but instead of going
back to the universe you have already occupied, you would instead go back to a slightly different version of the same universe, like a clone version.
You could show up in this clone or twin universe, but you would have another version of yourself in the same universe. So rather than changing time,
you would simply be visiting a different version of your universe and so on, therefor you couldn't change anything in your timeline, making this form
of time travel pretty pointless at any rate.
So I have a different idea. One that can solve the grandfather paradox and where you can still go back in time, in your timeline. What if time is like
a vinyl record. think about it, the planets and the galaxies all revolve in a circular rotation. What if time does the same thing and what if time has
a beginning , middle and end.
So lets imagine an old vinyl record, being played. if you lift the needle you can place it anywhere on the vinyl. The needle will simply play over
again what has already been played, it wont rewrite any information but it will revisit and play the exact same information. In fact a record is a
form of time machine, as it records and stores information that can be accessed at will, just as I state.
So lets say you can go back in time, view what has been viewed already or even live as you have already lived, but you have no memory you have done it
all before. So we could all be time travelers, but our consciousness is so designed, that we simply cannot know about it, we are simply like the
needle, replaying our lives without any knowledge of it. could this be where de ja vu comes from???
Secondly what if you put the needle on the record and accidently you scratch the vinyl, causing a deletion of some of the information, so when the
record plays there is an obvious audible gap and a jump. Well we can compare this to the Grandfather paradox. because if we go back and edit or delete
some information in time, perhaps there is a gap left behind, but if time acts like a record, then even with an obvious deletion, the information on
either side of the edit still stays the same.
So lets say you have a time traveler who goes back in time and kills his grandfather. The Time traveler still exists, but so does the grandfather,
even though for an hour or more?? the grandfather is deleted, he simply reappears again in the timeline. this would mean everyone's memory of an
event like a retro causal murder would be forgotten about. In the back to future movies, Marti seems to travel to parallel universes, because he is
able to significantly change, what appears to be his parents future, especially as he also is conscious of the changes he has made..we also see a twin
of his appear throughout the back to the future movies, making it obvious he has traveled to parallel universes as opposed to travelling back into and
changing his own time line.
So to examine weather my theory might hold water, lets look back and see if there are any "gaps" obvious gaps or jumps in our history, where we just
accept that we knew things up to a certain point and then we have a gap, but carry on with our knowledge afterwards.
Now to add a bit more substance to this idea, here is a personal story. Some years ago, I bumped into a couple of old school friends, whilst i was out
with another guy from my old school. the two friends i ran into recounted to me a story involving me, which was so outlandish, i was certain i would
have remembered it if it was true. i turned to the guy I was with and remarked how i thought these guys must be mistaken, how i would never do the
things they said i did, but instead of denying the story my good friend looked at me shocked and said he couldn't believe i couldn't remember. For
what its worth i cant recall what the story was now, but i remember being absolutely shocked at hearing it, with zero memory of it, as it was so out
of character, yet all three of my friends recalled it because it was so memorable to them.
I have had other times, people who i never met before said they had met me..one insisted id been to the grand canyon, a place i always wanted to go
but have never been.
has anyone else had anything like this happen, which might suggest time has been altered, leaving a gap in our memory.