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spadge On February 18, 2010
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#1New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:21:14
Movies depict time travel as something that, one day humans can do.
We all know that this is clearly just a flight of fantasy.
I'm sure I read somewhere, (I would love to know where I saw it, I think it was that BBC science magazine) that in a particle accelerator experiment, an atom of some sort was moving so fast, it collided with itself.
Weather that is true or not, I don't know. It would be interesting if it where.
But the again, it may of been in a fiction novel somewhere.

The way I see it, if time travel where indeed possible, You cannot visit the past because it would endanger the present. Possible paradox.
But you cannot visit the future either because it has not happened yet.
Or am I looking at this all the wrong way?
Your thoughts?
KAMPA On October 28, 2013
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Uhlan Bator, Mongolia
#2New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:27:26
Physycist Michio Kaku says he thinks it is possible,but don't ask me to explain, Why he thinks this!
Tailkinker On May 09, 2020
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My Backpack, Michigan
#3New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:27:32
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/think.html

Yes, in theory forward movement through time is possible.
gingernproud On January 16, 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:32:10
https://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/09/09/science-collider.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson
its from a year ago,im not sure what happened ,they said it was promising what theyd found so far but last i heard they were still waiting for some results.
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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#5New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:41:20
@spadge Said

Movies depict time travel as something that, one day humans can do.
We all know that this is clearly just a flight of fantasy.
I'm sure I read somewhere, (I would love to know where I saw it, I think it was that BBC science magazine) that in a particle accelerator experiment, an atom of some sort was moving so fast, it collided with itself.
Weather that is true or not, I don't know. It would be interesting if it where.
But the again, it may of been in a fiction novel somewhere.

The way I see it, if time travel where indeed possible, You cannot visit the past because it would endanger the present. Possible paradox.
But you cannot visit the future either because it has not happened yet.
Or am I looking at this all the wrong way?
Your thoughts?



I don't see any logical problems with travelling into the future. The future is already set, in my opinion - everything is causally determined.
spadge On February 18, 2010
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#6New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:44:12
@buffalobill90 Said

I don't see any logical problems with travelling into the future. The future is already set, in my opinion - everything is causally determined.



How can it be set if it has not yet happened? Your talking about fate.
Now I'm the skeptic.
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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#7New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:47:39
@spadge Said

How can it be set if it has not yet happened? Your talking about fate.
Now I'm the skeptic.



The current state of matter in the universe and the forces acting on it determine the future course it will take. Although it hasn't happened yet, it has to happen in a certain way. If you want to call it fate, I suppose that's appropriate.
Dirk_Kirk On November 01, 2009




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#8New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 22:59:36
What forces are acting on the universe? And how will they affect the course of whether I eat this full tub of Ben and Jerrys Cherry Garcia or whether I leave half in the freezer?
I know not the future of this tub of ice cream...!
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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#9New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:02:05
@Dirk_Kirk Said

What forces are acting on the universe? And how will they affect the course of whether I eat this full tub of Ben and Jerrys Cherry Garcia or whether I leave half in the freezer?
I know not the future of this tub of ice cream...!



The forces and particles are so innumerable that you can't possibly predict the future of the tub of ice cream at an atomic level. However, your state of nourishment, subconscious influences, past experiences of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia etc. will ultimately determine how much of it you eat. Everything happens for a reason.
deeFXCKINGjay On January 21, 2012
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#10New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:02:28
I don;t think it is... Think of all the paradox's it would contain.
davii On January 14, 2013
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#11New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:18:54
How do people propose to travel through something that doesn't actually exist?
buffalobill90 On July 12, 2013
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#12New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:22:44
@davii Said

How do people propose to travel through something that doesn't actually exist?



Interesting view... if there is no time, how can things ever change?
davii On January 14, 2013
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#13New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:30:11
@buffalobill90 Said

Interesting view... if there is no time, how can things ever change?


By the actually means by which they do anyway; Time is just an abstract concept devised to record chronological status...
Dirk_Kirk On November 01, 2009




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#14New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:31:43
Thats a bloody good answer Buffalobill90. Ice cream wont be going back in the freezer and has instead been eaten by me!
Which proves time travel into the future isnt possible as you yourslf said.
spadge On February 18, 2010
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#15New Post! Sep 05, 2009 @ 23:35:04
@davii Said

By the actually means by which they do anyway; Time is just an abstract concept devised to record chronological status...



I have heard some daft theories in my time. Past, present future. All exist. We call the travel from one point to the next, time.
How can it not exist? I suppose you believe the Earth is flat as well.
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