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#1 Jimbee68

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Posted January 21 2015 - 09:33 PM

Time travel is an interesting topic. Most physicists say it's unlikely. Though they can't say it is impossible. Ironically, though, time travel to the future is very possible. Were doing it right now. Have you ever been on a jet plane? If you were, time passed by more slowly for you due to an effect Einstein discovered called time dilation.

 

Anyways, forget all I just told you. This is a purely hypothetical question.

 

If you could travel to any year in the future, what year would that be? And, why?

 

Me, I would like to be taken to the year 2401 A.D. You see, though I don't believe in numerology, I have noticed years that are perfect squares, tend to be pivotal years in history. Plus I like the 24th and 25th centuries. They are far enough in the future, that mankind will no doubt be very advanced. (Me, I would love to just have their matter replicators and simulated reality equipment [predicted by sci-fi fiction, like Star Trek, etc.]). But we no doubt would still be unmistakably human (I predict, at least). Also, 2401 is not so far that I would encounter any cataclysmic event, like the Sun exploding for example.

 

So...

 

What year would you travel to, and why?

 

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Posted January 21 2015 - 09:35 PM


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Posted January 21 2015 - 09:48 PM

Maybe on the cusp of AD/BC. 1AD-700 for my Saxon culture, 700AD-1300AD for my Norse culture.
I'm a medieval type of person so even the Middle Ages, Teutonic era. Though to hell with Christian agendas, Vikings it is. ;)

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Posted January 22 2015 - 02:58 AM

I'd like to travel to whichever year will see time travel being as common as train travelling currently is.  Because once that is happening, everyone in the world will know what's going to happen throughout all of future history.  There'll be no religions, no mysteries, no surprises. 

 

Celebrities will be famous from birth, simply because every stage of a celebrity's life will be documented once they do whatever it is that makes them famous. 

 

If a life-threatening worldwide disaster happens (major asteroid impact, for example) then the date of it will be known to everyone in advance, and everyone will simply time-travel forward to whenever the world is safe to live on again. (much like there are dangerous places that people don't go to - such as inside active volcanoes or minefields - there will be dangerous times that people won't go to)

 

All possible problems, troubles, and conflicts will be resolved as soon as they arise, simply because their outcomes in later years will be known to all. 


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Posted January 22 2015 - 03:28 AM

First thing that came to mind was going back and seeing Pantera in concert one more time

 

I dont really care about the future because it wont be like Star Trek, there will be 20 billion of us on the planet so we will be all swimming in each others crap, most of the wealth will be owned by the top 0.1% instead of the top 1%, and no holodecks cos everyone will care more about posting photos of what they had for lunch on the 17th twitter and facebook reboots and which every bimbo gets famous solely on "leaking" a sex tape

 

And I dont care about the past, cos seiously, anyone remember dial-up internet?



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Posted January 22 2015 - 09:55 AM

where matters at last as much as when.  further in the past this world was less homogenized.  that would be good.  but i'm more interested in either other places, or things that haven't happened yet.

 

where and when the first solar powered narrow gauge railway is being built, or completed, after the human population inversion, that may happen from famine and disease, sometime in the next few decades.

 

or a world full of mountains and forests and ruins no one stops you from exploring. 

 

time AND relative dimensions in space.


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Posted January 22 2015 - 12:10 PM

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Posted January 22 2015 - 02:38 PM

i'd like to see what it's like 100,000 or a million years in the future.


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Posted January 22 2015 - 08:38 PM

If you could travel to any year in the future, what year would that be? And, why?

 

do we get to come back when we're done there?



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Posted January 22 2015 - 09:32 PM

you might be able to "travel to the future" with cryogenic freezing, but you couldn't go back


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Posted January 23 2015 - 09:37 AM

you might be able to "travel to the future" with cryogenic freezing, but you couldn't go back

Once time machines are invented, you'll be able to travel anytime after that - back and forth as much as you want. 

Until then we're like the 19th-Century train-fearing people who thought they would be injured or unable to breathe if they travelled faster than a galloping horse.


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Posted January 24 2015 - 12:20 AM

 

do we get to come back when we're done there?

 

Sorry I'm so late in my reply. But no, it would be a one-way trip (which would then avoid things like the Grandfather Paradox, I think). :)


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Posted January 25 2015 - 08:33 AM

well in that case, i probably wouldn't go anywhere.  with my luck, i'd go to some cool sounding year and find a planet of zombies or something.

 

i might skip ahead to may or june though.  fuck winter.



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Posted January 27 2015 - 11:40 PM

Once time machines are invented, you'll be able to travel anytime after that - back and forth as much as you want. 

Until then we're like the 19th-Century train-fearing people who thought they would be injured or unable to breathe if they travelled faster than a galloping horse.

"Once" they are invented (meaning it's all by inevitable)? Then where are all the tourists from the future :).

 

I'm not being snippy or sarcastic. I really do wonder this often: Where on earth are all the tourists, historians, (even evil cyborgs) etc. from the futureconehead.gifsmash.gif ?



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Posted January 28 2015 - 01:21 PM

sometime after the collision of 'all that we know' with the realities of the natural universe.  when sapience is has started on its way, to a more sensible recovery.  one with less tendency to over populate.


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Posted February 04 2015 - 01:30 AM

"Once" they are invented (meaning it's all by inevitable)? Then where are all the tourists from the future :).

 

I'm not being snippy or sarcastic. I really do wonder this often: Where on earth are all the tourists, historians, (even evil cyborgs) etc. from the futureconehead.gifsmash.gif ?

 

I've said this many times before, and will do so many more times. 

 

Imagine that a time machine, rather than being a machine that actually travels through time, is a machine within which a person can travel through time (in the same way that railway lines stay where they are, but people can travel back and forth upon them). 

So once the first working time machine gets invented and is switched on, it'll be possible to travel within that machine to any point in time during that machine's existence - so if it breaks down after fifty years then anyone can use it to visit any time during that fifty years. 

 

With me so far?

 

Now imagine that the inventor knows (from having used the machine) that he can't travel more than fifty years into the future.  He can travel to the time just before the machine breaks down (or a year before, or whatever) and build a brand new time machine right next to it, an upgraded model which might last twice as long. 

Now you have two time machines (let's call them One and Two) side by side, like two elevators in the Empire State Building (neither of which travels the full height of the building, in case you didn't know). 

The inventor (or anyone at all, of course) can use One to travel from his own time to fifty years in the future, then change from One to Two and travel forward another hundred years, at which point he can build time machine number Three, which might operate for two hundred years.  And so on.

 

All of these machines go nowhere themself, just like a railway line that stays where it is.  Hence we see no future tourist etc yet. 

 

Ultimately, of course, time travel using machines in this way would become as common as train travel is to us.  (Just remember less than two centuries ago there were no trains at all).  Many people will be interested in travelling as far back as possible, and so most likely the first thing that will happen when that first time machine is switched on is that somebody from the future will immediately step out of it, closely followed by his agent, manager, bodyguards, papparazi and historians.

 

This is where you say "tl;dr" and I give up until next time.


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Posted February 08 2015 - 03:36 AM

the year 2063.  not that there's anything particular i'm expecting to see happen that exact year.  with any luck, the worst of the results of what we're doing to ourselves right now, ought to be over with by then.

not that that's far enough in the future to absolutely count on it either.  but seat of the pants odds, they ought to be.  nor am i expecting utopia.  only the most of what we take for granted now, have been abandon and obsolete,

 

that's less then 50 years from now.  but if i jump too much further then that, its random whether or not i can find what i need to survive.  its not even certain that i will then. 


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Posted April 13 2015 - 06:38 AM

"Once" they are invented (meaning it's all by inevitable)? Then where are all the tourists from the future :).

 

I'm not being snippy or sarcastic. I really do wonder this often: Where on earth are all the tourists, historians, (even evil cyborgs) etc. from the futureconehead.gifsmash.gif ?

 

They're probably all in the '60's being hippies. I've heard so many people over the years say they'd go to Woodstock '69 I wouldn't be surprised if everyone at the festival was actually a time travel; they're all there chilling out, listening to the music and swapping stories about the year each one of them has traveled from. :)

 

 

I'd quite like to go to the early 32nd century and become a history teacher, my specialist subject being late 20th/early 21st century history.



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Posted April 13 2015 - 06:55 AM

July 1995,, give Jerry the heads up , just stay on the heroin bro..


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Posted April 13 2015 - 08:10 AM

1960 to play NBA. I wouldn't drink, smoke and fuck off like I did then. Maybe.

Or 1968 to live on a sailboat in Hawaii again.