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This is a more intellectually stimulating topic, so therefore won't be replied to!!!
What possible implications do you see if the ability to time travel is possible?
And what implications are there on the concept of time itself?
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(Original post by Iluvatar)
This is a more intellectually stimulating topic, so therefore won't be replied to!!!
What possible implications do you see if the ability to time travel is possible?
And what implications are there on the concept of time itself?
The main implication should be the destruction of the 'history' as we know it.
Also the 'time' as the concept that the human race had developed will be destroyed and a new concept will born.

Anyway time travel is impossible.
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(Original post by Iluvatar)
This is a more intellectually stimulating topic, so therefore won't be replied to!!!
What possible implications do you see if the ability to time travel is possible?
And what implications are there on the concept of time itself?
The implications are tremendous.

One could travel into the future, obtain something that had been made and come back and make money off the product.

Or maybe go into the future and obtain some cures for common ailments, diseases, and viruses and eradicate them NOW.

Or we could do what Marty McFly did in, 'Back To The Future' and by a sports Almack and benefit financially, which would be fun.
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The main implication should be the destruction of the 'history' as we know it.
Also the 'time' as the concept that the human race had developed will be destroyed and a new concept will born.

Anyway time travel is impossible.
nothing is impossible
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If time travel was possible we'd be able to prevent the people that will destruct this earth from being born, we can prevent the millions of deaths that were suffered over 60 years ago due to the influence of one man.
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If time travel was possible we'd be able to prevent the people that will destruct this earth from being born, we can prevent the millions of deaths that were suffered over 60 years ago due to the influence of one man.
Or, we can avoid the big bang, hehe.
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Or we could use future technology to go to other planets and bring some intelligent life-form to educate humans.
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(Original post by Eternal Idol)
The main implication should be the destruction of the 'history' as we know it.
Also the 'time' as the concept that the human race had developed will be destroyed and a new concept will born.

Anyway time travel is impossible.
Well, yeah. I don't think anyone can even think about how great an effect on life itself would be made by even the simplest of changes in history.
But the 'time' concept is one based on the fact that time travel is possible, rather than isn't.
Time is simply a measurement, and the current definition of time seem sto expand far beyond that.

I do not believe either that time travel is possible, but the implications if it is are an interesting thing to think about.
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It would be a too strong power for our human brains. We would destroy it all, is in our nature.
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If time travel was possible we'd be able to prevent the people that will destruct this earth from being born, we can prevent the millions of deaths that were suffered over 60 years ago due to the influence of one man.
no, you cant rewrite history, our lifes are based on its foundations

if timetravel is possible the argument against always is "but where are the travellers from the future?" However if they have been they would be extremely careful not to make their presense found.
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If time travel was possible we'd be able to prevent the people that will destruct this earth from being born, we can prevent the millions of deaths that were suffered over 60 years ago due to the influence of one man.
But you don't know the effect that would have on the present. Maybe, without Hitler, people would not be as aware of the power of people like him, and afterwards, other people who were like minded may have not done what they wanted to do.
Without hitler, there would be no previous experience for people to realise that that sort of thing doesn't work.
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(Original post by Eternal Idol)
It would be a too strong power for our human brains. We would destroy it all, is in our nature.
I would stop Kurt Cobain killing himself and prevent Zack de la rocha from leaving Rage Against The Machine
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Or maybe go into the future and obtain some cures for common ailments, diseases, and viruses and eradicate them NOW.
But surely that would prevent the cures being created in the first place...?

If we eradicated them now so that they didn't exist anymore, how would someone in the future be able to create a cure for them (and why would they want to if they didn't exist?).
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Well, yeah. I don't think anyone can even think about how great an effect on life itself would be made by even the simplest of changes in history.
But the 'time' concept is one based on the fact that time travel is possible, rather than isn't.
Time is simply a measurement, and the current definition of time seem sto expand far beyond that.

I do not believe either that time travel is possible, but the implications if it is are an interesting thing to think about.
The 'time' concept is based in the course of the actions, actions that have happened in one moment and cannot be seen again, they could be repeated but they will never be the same.

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(Original post by Iluvatar)
But you don't know the effect that would have on the present. Maybe, without Hitler, people would not be as aware of the power of people like him, and afterwards, other people who were like minded may have not done what they wanted to do.
Without hitler, there would be no previous experience for people to realise that that sort of thing doesn't work.
You asked for implications of time travel, not the effect. I didn't say it was necessarily a good thing to prevent 26+ million deaths, but it could be prevented. So maybe if it's better to learn from history it's best to not alter with it.
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(Original post by Iluvatar)
But you don't know the effect that would have on the present. Maybe, without Hitler, people would not be as aware of the power of people like him, and afterwards, other people who were like minded may have not done what they wanted to do.
Without hitler, there would be no previous experience for people to realise that that sort of thing doesn't work.
There are counter-factual theories that suggest that if someone had given Hitler a chance to pursue his first love Art he would not have blamed his problems on ethnic groups within Germany - however it is possible that what Hitler went through psychologically was typical of the depressive times in a Germany which was fervently in favour of a xenophobic 'weltpolitik' whereby their foreign policy was coloured by an excessively nationalistic ambitiion to rule the world - but it was not happening ergo the frustration of the common man
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The 'time' concept is based in the course of the actions, actions that have happened in one moment and cannot be seen again, they could be repeated but they will never be the same.

Yes, is so much better than the other thead.
What about video recordings then?
They capture 'time' then, so it can be reseen?!?!
Time is just a measurement, the same way distance is really.
But then, why cant we move through time like we can through other measurements, as in both backwards and forwards?!?!
To me that would suggest a whole set of other dimension of movement, existing in an inverse way (backwards through time, and through different directions in space).
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What about video recordings then?
They capture 'time' then, so it can be reseen?!?!
Time is just a measurement, the same way distance is really.
But then, why cant we move through time like we can through other measurements, as in both backwards and forwards?!?!
To me that would suggest a whole set of other dimension of movement, existing in an inverse way (backwards through time, and through different directions in space).
Video recording capture images that have happened in some moment.
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There are counter-factual theories that suggest that if someone had given Hitler a chance to pursue his first love Art he would not have blamed his problems on ethnic groups within Germany - however it is possible that what Hitler went through psychologically was typical of the depressive times in a Germany which was fervently in favour of a xenophobic 'weltpolitik' whereby their foreign policy was coloured by an excessively nationalistic ambitiion to rule the world - but it was not happening ergo the frustration of the common man
Essentially, the point counter-factual history is grasping at is that if Hitler hadnt done what he did do someone else was likely to have taken the very same steps - which is a bit depressing
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Essentially, the point counter-factual history is grasping at is that if Hitler hadnt done what he did do someone else was likely to have taken the very same steps - which is a bit depressing
Well, indeed Mussolini or Franco did it.
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