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Time Travel, case CLOSED!

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  1. Bob Maxey

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  2. chris4x4

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    Still had better coverage than Sprint.....
     
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    Yep, that's Dr. Who's mother...
     
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    Anyone see this comment: How in the world would someone get a connection back then when there were no cell towers?

    Amazing.

    A bunch of people have agreed with it as well!

    If time travel were possible, it wouldn't only be possible from right now! I'm pretty sure if this person had the technology to time travel, the need for cell towers from whenever they came from may have diminished a tad.
     
  6. lunatic59

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    Time travel? Really folks? For heavens sake, are people gullible. It's OBVIOUSLY a subspace communicator given to her by aliens. Sheeesh. :rolleyes:
     
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    Reminds me of that Stephen King book where he forgets and brings his cell phone in his pocket when he goes into the past lol.
     
  8. EarlyMon

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    Apologies to whomever here turned me on to this that I'm not giving credit to, I just forgot. Anyway -

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    I can't see what she is holding, so I'll just jump to the conclusion that it is a cell phone.
     
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    The best argument against time travel is that the earth is constantly rotating on it's axis and revolving around the sun. If you only travel an hour in time, the earth will have rotated approximately 1040 miles and revolved 67,000 miles away, so you'd end up adrift in space. So next time you look up and see a bright meteor, it might be a time traveler, left floating in Earth's orbit until we come back around.
     
  11. EarlyMon

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    Speed around the galactic core and then within our local cluster is nothing to sneeze at either. Therefore, the fastest form of space travel won't be by speeding up, it'll be by slowing down.

    And because what goes around comes around is a universal truth, we'll be able to travel anywhere we want using this method.

    I think that you're not 100% right though about time travel. I've found that just by laying on the couch, and blinking, I can travel hours into the future. :)
     
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    if you are serious...

    That is just a really bad argument against time-travel.
    if you travel back or forward in time... everything in the cosmos would be put in it right spot for that time. .. other than you and anything else that traveled with you.
     
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    I'll have what he's having. :cheers:
     
  14. lunatic59

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    I've just come back from the future to see how this thread ends, but I've been cautioned by the temporal authorities not to reveal anything or i could set up a dangerous paradox.
     
  15. EarlyMon

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    I think that argument, unlike mine, was very serious.

    Space and time are not two different things.

    If you time travel and stay in the same relative location, say, just outside the local pub, you can be required to space travel at or above light speed, depending on how much time we're talking about.

    If you look at time travel as not including space travel, you'll end up somewhere else.

    Hopefully closer to my pub, so you can buy me a beer.
     
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    Okay, I just went back to the future to confirm that I can't reveal any details about the future of this thread, but I am permitted to tell you the the temporal review panel is made up of 12 Mayans.
     
  17. EarlyMon

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    Did you bring me back a Mayan burger??
     
  18. lunatic59

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    I dropped it off at your pub and bought you a beer. You thoroughly enjoyed it, too.

    Oh wait, that is next week.
     
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    the movie .."Looper"

    if you travel back in time and appear before me.. i will have to kill you!
    now, the question is .. where would I go get paid.
     
  20. Bob Maxey

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    We are all traveling in time, so apparently, it is not only possible, but no way to avoid it.

    then there were the two syncronized clocks--one remained on Earth and the other traveled in a plane. Time passed differently, so in a way, TT is possible. You head out into space for a year, at near the speed on light or there abouts. When you return, the iPad 12 is out and your ex-wives are long gone.

    Apparently, if you visit the Great Pyramid in Egypt and you stand right up against the structutre, time passes differently for you than those passing by. So Go to Egypt and fiddle with time.
     
  21. Bob Maxey

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    I came back to see you, but all I got was a crappy T-Shirt. I will not do it again. I bought you a beer before you arrived but you drank it after you left and when I returned you stuck me with last week's tab that I was not going to pay untill I traveled forward to avoid running a tab.
     
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    The thing is, suppose you went back in time and gave Bill Gates some startup capital. You think, I'll get rich from the stock. So now he has the money he wanted to use to start a different kind of company and there is no MS.

    Not sure how to play it safe if you can travel in time. You never really know what will happen.

    I am reminded of an episode of Night Court. Something about time travel always remained in my mind. The short version is Dan Fielding sees himself lying in the lobby. It is raining out side and so Dan decideds to escape using the fire escape.

    Someone was after him, as I recall. Wanted him dead as I recall.

    One of the other cast members poses this question: Did you die because you were shot, or did you die because you fell off the fire escape and they dragged your body inside?
     
  23. lunatic59

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    I hate when that happened.
     
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    Of course you are talking about sleep, but that brings up another issue. As in the 1960 movie The Time Machine as Rod Taylor travels thru time he watches things change around him swiftly. Of course the reciprocal is true, anyone who viewing him, he would appear dead. If he watched a month pass by in the blink of an eye, to anyone viewing him, that blink would take a month to occur, as a beat of the heart....looks dead to me. I wonder how many time travelers have been buried alive?
     

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