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#1
http://gizmodo.com/5649828/physicist-says-theres-a-50-chance-time-itself-will-end-within-earths-lifespan


ok, well its a 50% chance, either way thats some twisted shit to think about
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#5
So if everything is infinite. Every possible scenario will play out eventually. Every possible scenario will play out more than once. "Time is going to end" more than once. No worries. Probably already happened and we didn't notice. Now, time for a cup of tea.
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#8
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Just get an infinite number of monkeys to write it for you!


But then I'd have to learn warping reality, and mastering it so I don't fuck up anything..it's just too much of a hassle. Plus monkeys are only good for flinging shit at each other.
#9
But seriously; Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so
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#10
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So if everything is infinite. Every possible scenario will play out eventually. Every possible scenario will play out more than once. "Time is going to end" more than once. No worries. Probably already happened and we didn't notice. Now, time for a cup of tea.

^This.

Also, all this theorizing is based on the assumption that our current knowledge of the laws of physics is complete.
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#11
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Bullshit, time is relative and a human construct. Time ends when we end.
I love how people seek to apply Einstein's theory of relativity to everything.

/sarcasm


Why would time go on forever? At least, why would it do so in its current cycle?

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^This.

Also, all this theorizing is based on the assumption that our current knowledge of the laws of physics is complete.
And we already know that's it not. There are still things in physics that confuse modern scientists.
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#12
What happens when time ends...? Do we all just freeze and remain that way until we starve to death? It doesn't make any sense. Time isn't a thing, it's a concept.
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#13
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I love how people seek to apply Einstein's theory of relativity to everything.

Totally true But that dude's right...
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#14
time and the universe are both not infinite, this 'physicist' needs to go learn the second law of thermodynamics.
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#18
Time doesn't end until I say it ends.


Wait for it...


Wait for it...


Keep waiting...


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Ok, time's up. How's everyone feel?


THEN WHO WAS *explodes*
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#21
Damn
There goes my 3.7billionth birthday That was gonna be a big one as well

I fail to see why they feel the need to be telling us not to worry about when the world is going to end
#23
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I love how people seek to apply Einstein's theory of relativity to everything.

/sarcasm

.


Not sure what to take from this. I'm not applying Einsteins theory at all.
Just because i said relative doesn't mean i'm talking about mass and energy.
#26
I thought time and space were relative. "Spacetime" is something a few scientists have been studying for time travel. Like using a wormhole, bending space is also bending time. Its one of those Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.
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#29
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I know, but they're a major part of it.

I was just talking about how time is percieved differently depending where you view it from.


So...the theory of relativity?
#31
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Bullshit, time is relative and a human construct. Time ends when we end.

not true, we won't notice it but it'll still be there. When humans die, everything won't cease to exist

EDIT: i don't understand why we think it'll take thousands of monkeys to write shakespeare, all it took was one to do it the first time.
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#32
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Bullshit, time is relative and a human construct. Time ends when we end.

If a year passes in a forest and no-one is there to date it, did it really pass?

>_>

And there is one major flaw in what that guy is saying, as far as I can see. It is not 100% certain that everything will happen. The probability will tend towards 100%, but it won't necessarily happen. Theoretically you can flip a coin infinite times and it can land heads every single time. I think.
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#33
Think of it as the same idea as the thousand monkeys on the typewriters—sooner or later, they'll crank our Shakespeare, just by chance.


O Rly?
#34
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I meant more like whether you're outside of time or not. If you're constrained by a finite existence


What?
#35
I think of these as "divide by zero" questions because they accomplish one and only one thing:

They cause our current understanding of the Universe to spiral into absurdity, which is revealing of the fact that our understanding is incomplete.

Think of the weather. That's a macroscopic phenomenon that we can experience and predict within a matter of hours or days. Our current understanding of meteorology allows this to be accurate for 24 to 48 hours, maybe 72 hours. A week forecast is bullshit. 10-day forecast is complete horsecrap.

I could predict ten days out as well as any PhD or supercomputer. It will rain.

Okay?

At a certain level it becomes like predicting the gender of a child - the accuracy of predictions becomes equivalent to flipping a coin so you are, effectively, 50% accurate.

Beyond a billion years or so we are perhaps 80% accurate. 1.5 billion what is it? 60%?

Once it hits 50% we are just making a wild-assed guess, which is exactly what Physics is doing if it attempts to make predictions further out than our theories and models are capable of.
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#36
Time is a man-made concept.

Also, something having a 50% change of happening is a really half-arsed way of going about things. Everything has a 50% of change of happening, it either does or doesn't.
#37
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#38
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Time is a man-made concept.

Also, something having a 50% change of happening is a really half-arsed way of going about things. Everything has a 50% of change of happening, it either does or doesn't.

No it isn't, and I'm laughing at everyone who thinks it is. Measurements of time are man made concepts. A mile is a measurement of space. An hour is a measurement of time. Time and space both exist, even if there is no one to witness it. If time doesn't exist as something other than a concept, explain entropy.
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#39
what he said is all obvious and doesn't disprove anything.
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#40
that's preposterous.

Saying time will end is like saying sideways or up and down will stop existing. Time and space are both connected, so one can only end if the other does. It's possible the universe will collapse back into a big crunch, the opposite of the big bang, but a dimension doesn't just "stop" existing.

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If a year passes in a forest and no-one is there to date it, did it really pass?

>_>

And there is one major flaw in what that guy is saying, as far as I can see. It is not 100% certain that everything will happen. The probability will tend towards 100%, but it won't necessarily happen. Theoretically you can flip a coin infinite times and it can land heads every single time. I think.


thing is, time as we know it has only been around a couple of billion years. Not exactly anywhere near what I'd call "infinite"
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