Friday, January 22, 2016

We Are All Time Travellers

All you need is a valid central point, and some Einsteinian math to power your machine. There may be a need to generate all the energy needed with a generator the size of the sun with the corresponding output as well.

Or you can move forward one second at a time like most of us already do.

I realize I've started a sentence with a conjunction, and I don't normally recommend that grammatically. However, on an occasional basis, you must break the rules. Like for instance, when time traveling.

I've realized that time travel as a story device is limited in scope, as it truly only solves the problems that it doesn't create by its mere existence.  There's a whole fandom out there that would take you on and battle to the last man if you were to make this argument.  For those unfamiliar with the Grandfather paradox; Is it possible to travel back in time to kill your grandparents, nullifying your birth, at which point, you weren't able to travel back in time to kill them? Philosophy and Physics have the answers to these questions. See also; The Butterfly Effect.  Well, don't see the movie version, as it's not that good.

It's only fun to think about these things if you realize that you can't do it yourself, and you may not even be able to pay a lot of money to make it possible.  So we're stuck for now with varying levels of representation of the phenomenon in the media, most of which is shockingly bad simply because the authors had a squishy vision of what their time travel could accomplish.

I post this here, as this is The Watchmaker site, and as we all know, most if not all of us are continually striving to answer the question.

That's my story™ Hope you enjoyed it. Soon to be a major motion picture....

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