posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 03:35 AM
reply to post by ImaFungi
Like so many things I think it boils down to perspectives and definitions…
A framework which I could make sense time travel to work… hrm… I see time as a linear phenomenon that can be reduced down to a basic phenomenon
of change. If time travel were to exist the best concept of future I can currently see fitting is that the future is not so much about our perceptions
of the past or present states but would be described as change itself. The concept of past would exist as a previous instance of a configuration of
energy (in this case limited by our perception). The present here would simply be what can be conceived or perceived as a current state (the moment
that precedes the change or future). With time and the past viewed like that every change is the future (not the past) and what may be commonly
considered the future is created simply by our expectations of change based on will and what we consider natural phenomenon.
If you were to want to contort your perception into viewing one perspective of a negative infinity working with what we "know" of in existence I think
it could be lead down a trail to base components in various states of being. When I was putting together my own notions of possible beginnings of
everything I arrived at a similar idea that there was always something (what we call energy). I wondered why it seemed so common that people I
encountered seemingly believed the absence of substance or the hypothetical existence of true emptiness was the natural state of this dimension when
we have no solid confirmation of such a true void existing.
I am asking if there is an infinite series of events towards the negative, the past, how did we ever get to this sequence. Just as we can never
approach a moment of positive infinity, only ever approach, how did we ever escape or leave the eternal past, there are infinite digits to the left,
the past, it cannot be arrived at or grasped, no beginning.
In regard to how we/the something got to this place/state it is my idea that everything we know formed via (please bare with me here as it was just my
mind trying to reveal a possible logical explanation to it all and as such… well it just sometimes goes) base reactions ever increasing in
complexity related to the natural properties of said base material(s?) in various conditions/states possibly somewhat like what occurs in chemistry.
In this way the beginning is graspable as if you kept going back the reactions would simply continuously somewhat chaotically occur. I absolutely
hated thinking like that as that concept and many of the others ones I thought up around it introduced me to perspectives I did not like but they made
sense to me as a possible how of it all to include comprehending infinite negative in regard to time (to borrow your phrasing).
I think I expressed that all in a way that would make sense… but it didn't address travel back through time so much.The problem with hypothetical
time travel is you have to hypothetically figure out how it would hypothetically work. We mark time by the changing of states, with it being
hypothetical it's possible what we might consider time travel would end up being direct deconstruction and reconstruction of the present state into a
prior state which would be the future (change) to a previous state. Hypothetically this type of time travel could work given there were tracks/traces
left by energy (which I currently think everything is ultimately composed of) which we could follow to it's previous state and through manipulation of
a hypothetical force you could deconstruct and reconstruct that energy within whatever the field of influence was back down the path of the previous
state (could you imagine the type of energy something like that would take to change everything we know!?). Anyway in this model of time travel
arriving at the previous moment is simply returning to a snap shot of the state of things somewhat like restoring a computer's state to a previous
point (this model is generated from my mind spinning so the idea of it makes sense to me… and I hope it does for you). This technically destroys the
"present" (state of things based off of previous changes) and recreates the "past" but would certainly fit the bill of time travel. Theoretically in
this model you would technically have to shield yourself and the mechanism from it's own effects unless the field of influence could be
directed/projected but that's neither here nor there.
That is just one off the wall but logical given such things could exist method of time travel that paints every change as the future and the past
simply as a state of things which given you could shield yourself from any harmful effects of what might have been you could follow into a graspable
You know in my laziness I chose to read the rest of the replies in my leisure and may have typed this all for nothing because it might have been
proposed already… that's messed up. Anyway I hope this might serve as some type of casual snack food for thought or at the very least was
coherente(I have been awake for a very long time).
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