random guy Posted November 8, 2004 Share Posted November 8, 2004 Well? Two questions #1) do you think it is possible to travel back in time, and #2) if you can go back in time, could you change the past? It's a kicker, isn't it? On the one hand, if time-travel were possible wouln't we know about it? We'd have a whole time-tourism industry. BUT, it could just be that this is the *first* time round, so a time machine won't exist until someone buids it. But does that negate the whole idea of time travel in the first place?For the second question: The major theories of time travel all have different interpretationd on whether it is possible, and what the possible consequences might be, of changing time. The argument thatyou can't change the past because it's already happened is a good one, but that means that humans have no free will and everything that happens is set to happen only one way, But on the other hand, if you can change time, would iit change the whole history of everything? This could already have happened and we wouldn't know!So what are your thoughts?On a side note, a time-travel device would be impossible to patent because if/when one gets made, from that point on it would always be possible to patent the device one day earlier! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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