Originally Posted by dan330
Would they not wonder why the months old body not smell?? Or decay?
And if you travel back in time.. What do people see of you??
Most bodies are buried immediately after death. That's why I speculated about time travelers being presumed dead. How would you know if a body is not decaying or smells when it's six feet under?
Traveling back would work the same way. I guess if someone stumbled upon your "lifeless body" during it's travel backwards, you'd be destine to a forward time travelers fate. Of course if someone finds you just before your journey ends, you'd appear dead then alive. Freak out anyone. Planning would be key, you don't want anyone finding you during your journey.
Of course "The Time Machine" form of time travel is the least likely form. A worm hole or Einstein-Rosen bridge where you fold spacetime and use the shortcut to get from place/time to place/time would seem more likely. You'd avoid the 'motionless for years' effect that HG Wells fiction posses and the time travel without space travel conundrum that would leave you floating in space..
Until my future self walks up to me, I'll remain skeptical about any time travel theories.