Time Travel By E2K
There are people who don't think time travel is possible, that it is
just the imagination of film producers! There are also people who
wholeheartedly believe in their theories. I, however believe that we
just don't know because we cannot prove it.
This is an opportunity for an open disscussion on the subject!
Time as we know it is a relative thing. It carries us along on it's
back from the moment that we are born to the time we die. This is all
as it has been for centuries. But now modern man has begun to question
the very rules of our existence by exploring the possibilities of
Imagine if you will that time is a length of string. It begins with
the 'big bang' and ends with the destruction of the universe.
Somewhere along that length we exist. When you are born that is your
starting point in time, and you will continue on in a forward
direction along time itself. You are unable to change direction or
halt your progress. If however, you could break free of the restraints
that time itself puts on you, in theory you could travel back in time
to almost any point.
Imagine if such a device actually existed. You could go back in time
to when your mother was a baby, see yourself being born or even the
begining of mankind!
This however is not quite that simple. Just think if you were to go
back to see your mother being born and you accidentally caused the
death of your mother. Your mother would no longer exist, therefore
your mother would never meet your father, therefore you would never be
born and you could not make the journey through time to cause the
accident in the first place.
This means that although you DID cause tha death of your mother and
you WILL cease to exist, then you could not go back in time to cause
this accident in the first place. This would mean that your mother
lives, your parents do meet and you are born after all. Complicated
isn't it? But time would acording to this idea find its way back to
how it should be.
This idea gives rise to the fact that time may, in actual fact be a
loop or a paradox that cannot be broken. If this is true, then we all
are part of a pre-set sequnce of events that are set rigid and cannot
All this raises a few questions.
Can a person move beyond the boundaries of his/her own existence?
I would theorise that no, a person could not move beyond their own
lifetime. A person is born, that person becomes a time traveller forty
years later. He/she has lived for forty years! Before that, the
person did not exist, that person could not exist because they have
not been born yet. How can a person exist before they are born?
Going back in time to witness or alter past events would be a futile
activity because those events have already happened. You could however
differ the results of these events.
For example, everything that happens has an element of chance. If you
have an accident there may be three possibillities, you get killed,
you get hurt or you don't. Say you do have an accident and you get
hurt, so you go back to stop yourself getting into the accident, the
accident never happens because you just stopped it. There is now no
need for you to go back to prevent it so that never happens either.
The accident is now free to happen again. But as mentioned earlier,
there are three possible results with equal chances of each one
happening, so this time round the outcome may be different!
All these are purely my personal and theoretical ideas and are open
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