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#1
Suppose you were sent back in time, which theory of practice would you use.

Do not mess with anything incase it changes the future.

or

Do whatever you want as you've already been back here and your actions made the future what it was.
#2
i saw a documentary on time travel once. it was all very realistic, untill the object just disapeared and went back in time..
#3
the second makes more sense, but you would have already known what you did, so you have a choice if you want to do as you did or change it, so its a bit of a paradox
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#5
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the second makes more sense, but you would have already known what you did, so you have a choice if you want to do as you did or change it, so its a bit of a paradox


Indeed. *head explodes*

As I don't believe time travel is even possible, I wouldn't believe I was actually send back in time. So I'd do whatever the hell I want.
#6
ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Mar 9, 2008,
#7
it doesn't matter what we think, no matter what, we still have to wait until we create the Flux Capacitor! (I saw back to the future last night so i had to put that in here)

really though, i dont think we should mess. it seems like a good idea until we **** up the world by accidently making Buckethead a lawyer or something like that.
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#8
Obviously what you do is experiment.

F uck around with s hit, see what happens, video the outcome, then time travel and stop yourself from doing it if it was a bad idea, with video evidence of why it's bad.
#9
If it does get invented and someone goes back and does something.. It might not change anything. Because its already happened if ya get me.

who says Mozart asn't from the future but no one appreciated him, so he time traveled back, impressed everyone with O Fortuna and no one is any wiser
#10
Id so mess.

Id make it so I invented everything, wrote all the best selling books, greatest pieces of music, was the saviour of all the wars...

Id take credit for everything basically... That would require more than one trip though.
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#12
Someone get John Titor in here!!!!
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#13
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Obviously what you do is experiment.

F uck around with s hit, see what happens, video the outcome, then time travel and stop yourself from doing it if it was a bad idea, with video evidence of why it's bad.


and what if you get eaten by a dinosaur? bet you didn't think about that
#14
Quote by CoreysMonster
ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.


This, CoreyMonster wins.
#16
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who says Mozart asn't from the future


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Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us - if at all - not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.
#18
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and what if you get eaten by a dinosaur? bet you didn't think about that

I wasn't really thinking of going back that far.

But in any case, I'd probably take a big ole RPG with me.
#19
do whatever because it's already happened and you'll just help to make that happen.
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#20
Quote by CoreysMonster
ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.


That's if you believe the ten dimension theory :P
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#21
Quote by CoreysMonster
ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.


Brilliant! This clears up my problem with time travel. I always assumed that if time travel were invented in the future, then the present, past, and future would all have to exist simultaneously, because if you brought something invented in the future to the past then its invention future would have come before the use of it in the past.

One problem: If you go back in time and mess with the past, surely when you travel forward again you won't be going back to the future from which you came, but the future you just created.
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#23
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ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.


Ah, didn't think of that. But it still bears the question if you believe in multiple dimensions, after all it is a theory, not a proven fact as far as I'm concerned. Not to say it wasn't a good point though.
#24
another problem is this: when you travel back in time, you will also have to know exactly where in SPACE to travel as well.

remember, our planet is hurdeling through space at thousands of miles an hour
it wasn't in the same place 20 years ago that it is today.
#25
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another problem is this: when you travel back in time, you will also have to know exactly where in SPACE to travel as well.

remember, our planet is hurdeling through space at thousands of miles an hour
it wasn't in the same place 20 years ago that it is today.


Add to that that even if you manage to travel to a time when earth was at the same place as you started from, you cannot possibly know what was in the exact place you start from (with a few exceptions, of course). I imagine being teleported into a dinosaurs butthole is not all that pleasant.
#27
Pretty sure if we could travel back in time, though its not likely for a while, the problems some of you described, ect..ect.. would all be throughly thought out. And we would probably send a chimpanzee or something similar to do all the early dirty work for us. But I think it's possible, just not in this lifetime, at the present it's just an interesting concept to think about.
#28
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Pretty sure if we could travel back in time, though its not likely for a while, the problems some of you described, ect..ect.. would all be throughly thought out. And we would probably send a chimpanzee or something similar to do all the early dirty work for us. But I think it's possible, just not in this lifetime, at the present it's just an interesting concept to think about.


Maybe we send a monkey back in time and that starts off evolution?
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#29
Time travel is virtually impossible. And you wouldn't be able to go back in time if you created a wormhole. The past, as far as science is concerned, does not exist.

And even if you did get back in time, you would have already changed things for the future because you would be living the future you created all along.
#30
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Time travel is virtually impossible. And you wouldn't be able to go back in time if you created a wormhole. The past, as far as science is concerned, does not exist.

And even if you did get back in time, you would have already changed things for the future because you would be living the future you created all along.


No, science relies heavily on the past existing. As far as philosophy is concerned, the past does not exist.
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#31
The past is but a human construct. You cannot reach "the past" because it has already happened. The future is the realm of posibility. The past in unreachable, as it were, because it is already set in stone.
#32
Quote by Kumanji
The past is but a human construct. You cannot reach "the past" because it has already happened. The future is the realm of posibility. The past in unreachable, as it were, because it is already set in stone.


Which is why the concept of time travel, ridiculous as you may find it, is so appealing.
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#33
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Which is why the concept of time travel, ridiculous as you may find it, is so appealing.

Nono, appealing it is The universe is always infinitely weirder than we can ever predict, so I may well be wrong. I hope I am
#34
Life's too short...wait **** that doesn't apply anymore does it now..

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#35
if i could travel back in time, i'd go to 1970 and write stairway to heaven before zep did it, and get some money
#36
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ACTUALLY *enter physics nerd*

nothing you do will alter the future, because all futures exist simultaniously in higher dimensions.

theres a flash movie about the 10 dimensions someplace, go watch that. it makes a lot of things very clear.

EDIT: summed up, it basically means that the past that you entered will merely branch into a different future, but leave the original one unaffected. because both futures existed in the first place, the course of the original timeline can altered without changing the original future, the present from which you came.


you know what, i have a feeling that you've never time travelled, s you can't be so sure of that, as no one has actually time travelled, these are just theories

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#37
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you know what, i have a feeling that you've never time travelled, s you can't be so sure of that, as no one has actually time travelled, these are just theories

Evolution, gravity, and suchlike, are just theories. But theories often work rather well.
#38
Everything in science is but a collection of theories. Even "proof" is a somewhat misleading idea. If something behaves in a certain way in a certain set of conditions, doesn't mean it will ALWAYS.
#39
Quote by Kumanji
Time travel is virtually impossible. And you wouldn't be able to go back in time if you created a wormhole. The past, as far as science is concerned, does not exist.

And even if you did get back in time, you would have already changed things for the future because you would be living the future you created all along.


I'd have to disagree, if the past didnt exist, then nothig in the present can exist really can it? If the past doesnt exist, then you would never have been born, and you wouldnt be able to sit here and post on UG
I love the idea of time travel, but I doubt it will happen in any generations to come soon.
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#40
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Evolution, gravity, and suchlike, are just theories. But theories often work rather well.


yes i agree, but evolution and gravity have happened, we can tell gravity exists simply because things fall, things orbit etc, the is a lot of evidence for evolution because it has already happened, but time travel has not happened so these theories cannot be proven!!!

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