1. Post #1
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    Rocko's's Avatar
    February 2011
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    Time Travel,

    Oh boy does this topic cause debates, it's hard to know if us humans will ever be able to actually travel in time. For me, after watching BTTF, I was puzzled with questions about time travel.

    Before we head into a debate, lets read the wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_travel

    I believe Time Travel is a possibility, but there can be a chance that we will never find out. Or for my life span that is, maybe in the future, but right now its a topic that's still being discovered and debated.

  2. Post #2
    BenJammin''s Avatar
    December 2010
    6,403 Posts
    I honestly don't think it's possible. I mean if there weren't any boundaries then something would have gone back in time and fucked the whole universe. I am a dumbass though so I have no knowledge or scientific evidence to back anything up, this shit is way over my head.

  3. Post #3
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    DudeGuyKT's Avatar
    July 2009
    13,066 Posts
    Time travel, probably not. Multiverse travel, maybe.

  4. Post #4
    Zycoses's Avatar
    April 2011
    63 Posts
    Both, it's possible until we know otherwise and fiction until somebody does it.

  5. Post #5
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    June 2007
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    I'm one of those guys who thinks time is a creation of man.
    I.E. Not "real", so impossible to change.

  6. Post #6
    Not disallowed based on our current understanding of general relativity.

  7. Post #7
    falcont2t's Avatar
    April 2011
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    i think that multiuniverse teory is possible, that way you could change thinks, but it would affect other realities, not the same.

  8. Post #8
    BigOwl's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Replace the word time travel with television back in the 1900's and you'd get the same replies.

  9. Post #9
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    June 2009
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    I'm one of those guys who thinks time is a creation of man.
    I.E. Not "real", so impossible to change.
    elaborate

  10. Post #10
    Desaster56's Avatar
    November 2009
    210 Posts
    Forward time travel is possible, through a certain point of view, by using such techniques like freezing yourself and being unfrozen in say, a couple hundred years.

  11. Post #11
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    June 2007
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    elaborate
    I do not think that time is anything more than what us humans use to measure how long things have existed. I don't think there's some clock of the universe we can rewind.

    We needed a way to communicate in language cycles and how long things have been. We made time, right then. Humans starting recording things (or reading unintentional clues left to suggest something used to be different) and suddenly the universe wasn't just a constantly moving cog without any markings. We slapped dates on it and called it time.

    I'm not sure on how to elaborate much more. I was trying to think of something to compare it to, something that can be measured yet not altered or not even there at all.

    I don't think there's anything else that quite fits that like time does.

    I'd love to be proven wrong, without doubt.

  12. Post #12
    SomeRandomGuy16's Avatar
    August 2011
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    Possible.

  13. Post #13
    theevilldeadII's Avatar
    January 2011
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    Forward time travel is possible, through a certain point of view, by using such techniques like freezing yourself and being unfrozen in say, a couple hundred years.
    I thought that was Fiction

  14. Post #14
    SomeRandomGuy16's Avatar
    August 2011
    939 Posts
    Time is a dimension as any other.

  15. Post #15
    lolo's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,903 Posts
    I heard on a documentary once, that time travel to the future could be possible.

    Using a a train that could at least go nearly the speed of light going around the world in two weeks could possibly throw them into 100 years in the future. But that's just a theory, I believe it could be possible, but could only go forward.

  16. Post #16
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    January 2010
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    I think we CAN do it, but just because you can does not mean you should. Someone will get a hold of it, and fuck up everything.

  17. Post #17
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    June 2010
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    You can't go back, but going forward is possible with an infinite supply of time and work.

  18. Post #18
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    I do not think that time is anything more than what us humans use to measure how long things have existed. I don't think there's some clock of the universe we can rewind.

    We needed a way to communicate in language cycles and how long things have been. We made time, right then. Humans starting recording things (or reading unintentional clues left to suggest something used to be different) and suddenly the universe wasn't just a constantly moving cog without any markings. We slapped dates on it and called it time.

    I'm not sure on how to elaborate much more. I was trying to think of something to compare it to, something that can be measured yet not altered or not even there at all.

    I don't think there's anything else that quite fits that like time does.

    I'd love to be proven wrong, without doubt.
    So you're suggesting that we invented increments of time. Ok, but how does that suggest that there is no such thing as time? This is similar to suggesting that distance doesn't exist and that we made it by creating a system of measurement for it.

    Time is clearly real. We can measure the differences in time between satellites and systems on the ground. Time is faster for the satellites.

    It's like you're suggesting that time wouldn't work the same way if we hadn't started measuring it which is absolutely nonsense and based on nothing.

    Edited:

    You can't go back, but going forward is possible with an infinite supply of time and work.
    Prove it.

  19. Post #19
    Using a a train that could at least go nearly the speed of light going around the world in two weeks could possibly throw them into 100 years in the future. But that's just a theory, I believe it could be possible, but could only go forward.
    It's a theory that is considered to be scientific fact.

  20. Post #20
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    I remember reading some theory about how if you ever traveled in time, whether it was forward or backward, that you'd end up in another universe. And if you had gone forward then tried to go back to before you went forward, it would be a different universe then the one you were in before you time traveled; it would appear to be the same yet it wouldn't be. But again this was all theoretical, no idea if it makes any sense or is even possible.

  21. Post #21
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    I remember reading some theory about how if you ever traveled in time, whether it was forward or backward, that you'd end up in another universe. And if you had gone forward then tried to go back to before you went forward, it would be a different universe then the one you were in before you time traveled; it would appear to be the same yet it wouldn't be. But again this was all theoretical, no idea if it makes any sense or is even possible.
    nonsense hypothesis that isn't based on anything

    i time travel forward every day

  22. Post #22
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    Probably not possible, but a man can dream.

    *sigh* I've always wanted to travel through time.

  23. Post #23
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    January 2007
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    if time travel was possible, then wouldn't it have already happened

    and how would we know if it happened if it just became part of history

    what if our gods of today were just time traveling humans we will never know until we reach that point

  24. Post #24
    nonsense hypothesis that isn't based on anything

    i time travel forward every day
    It sounds like he's referring to some muddled form of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, meaning the universe splits to accommodate all possible outcomes of any quantum event, so it would happen even while you're traveling forward in time.

    Probably not possible, but a man can dream.

    *sigh* I've always wanted to travel through time.
    But it is possible as far as modern physics is aware.

  25. Post #25
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    It sounds like he's referring to some muddled form of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, meaning the universe splits to accommodate all possible outcomes of any quantum event, so it would happen even while you're traveling forward in time.
    Yeah, pretty much that. Do you think it may be possible or is it some far fetched idea?

  26. Post #26
    Possible, but I don't believe it. It's not provable as far as we know and it's essentially not based on anything but random conjecture.

  27. Post #27
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    October 2007
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    As interesting and amazing time travel sounds, there are too many things that could go wrong with it that could potentially fuck a lot of things up. So I'm staying on the safe side and hoping that it doesn't happen in my life time.

  28. Post #28
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    September 2005
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    Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.





    Meh. I think if it is at all possible it's nothing like what we want to see.

  29. Post #29
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    In my honest opinion, everything is possible until it is proven impossible. Time travel has not been proven to be impossible, so therefore, it must be possible. We just haven't figured out how yet.

  30. Post #30
    In my honest opinion, everything is possible until it is proven impossible.
    It is possible to prove absolutely that this is not true until you prove that it is not possible.

  31. Post #31
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    October 2009
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    You can't go back, but going forward is possible with an infinite supply of time and work.
    This is what I was going to say.
    As far as we understand how things work, going back in time is just flat out impossible.
    Forward in time, however, has been done. A very small extent, but has been done.

  32. Post #32
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    July 2007
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    In my honest opinion, everything is possible until it is proven impossible. Time travel has not been proven to be impossible, so therefore, it must be possible. We just haven't figured out how yet.
    That's backwards thinking. Do you also believe in ghosts and unicorns and other things that haven't been disproved?

  33. Post #33
    As far as we understand how things work, going back in time is just flat out impossible.
    No, no, no.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_timelike_curve

  34. Post #34
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    February 2011
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    my favourite movie is back to the future, so that's my opinion on this.

    I want a time travelling delorean.

  35. Post #35
    Jabberwocky's Avatar
    June 2007
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    If time travel is possible, where are all the time travellers?

  36. Post #36
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    February 2010
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    If time travel is possible, where are all the time travellers?
    exactly.

    if you would travel back in time to say, go see your past self, you should've already seen your future self.

  37. Post #37

    May 2007
    60 Posts
    Time travel, into the future is possible (and has happened).

    if you had an identical twin, who was the exact same age as you, and you went into orbit around the earth for a couple of years, due to the speed you travel at in orbit, he would be older than you when you got back.

    I can't really explain it better than that :/ other than this has happened to an astronaut, who was in orbit for a long time, and because of that, "travelled" a few seconds into the future.

  38. Post #38
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    October 2010
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    Replace the word time travel with television back in the 1900's and you'd get the same replies.
    But it's not 1900 anymore and it's not television it's time travel

  39. Post #39
    KitAlexHarrison's Avatar
    August 2011
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    On one hand, ever-advancing technology would suggest that we will come close to discovering it.

    However, the fact that no-one has yet "come back" from the future using a time machine they have invented suggests that it will not happen.

  40. Post #40
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    September 2010
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    It might be possible, but I belive it's so risky that "every time" someone invents it, he goes back in time to stop it.