Time travel question

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Iballistic George, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Iballistic George

    Iballistic George Central Defender

    Was bored at work today and this popped into my head for some reason.

    Imagine you invented a time machine in your living room. As time is linear and if you went forward or back in time the machine would stay in the same poition where your living room would be at any point in time . It's well known you can't just visit a particular point as the machine doesn't move only time does .

    Now imagine if you went forward and there was a nuclear war and a bomb exploded near your house would you die at the point when you passed that time when the bomb went off or would you simply just pass by it and continue to your chosen date??

    I'm thinking you'd die as you'd be at that point at which the bomb went off and you'd die the same as everyone else.

    Dunno why I thought of that I just did .
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  2. Baloo

    Baloo Striker Contributor

    Well why doesn’t someone just invent one that moves as well as travels through time?
  3. In the first part of the George Pal movie The Time Machine the logic was that you were accelerating through time so you weren't affected by whatever happened IN time. So when the world was Nuked George was protected by a kind of "bubble" around him.

  4. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

    Wrong. The Tardis can withstand a nuclear bomb so you would be protected.
  5. Hooky

    Hooky Central Defender

    But it would not just stop in your living room. biggest issue is the earth moves through space. Go backwards or forwards by just a couple of minutes means you either fall to your death or find yourself floating in space.
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  6. daveyc

    daveyc Winger

    You've assumed that time is linear there mate. Rookie's mistake.
  7. Gives me five mins, then this thread will never appear
  8. Smoke Me a Kipper

    Smoke Me a Kipper Goalkeeper

    thats always my argument! the world is spinning and also orbiting so the chances of appearing where you want to will be massive. on films they dont even use co-ordinates, just want to go back to a year and there they are in the place they wanted instead of missing the earth and being stranded in space or appearing on another planet.
  9. Great film!:cool:
    You should have Tardis this earlier on.:)
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  10. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Time isn't linear. Space-time is curved. Our planet bends time due to its gravity. It's relative to the observer and their mass.

    There is no going "backwards", only forwards. Aka, "Time Dilation".

    "Time" doesn't actually exist, it's just a measurement of change. We measure atomic-state changes with things like watches and calenders, we don't measure "Time" itself because it doesn't exist. It's a mathematical concept we use to put things in chronological order. A to B, Monday to Tuesday, etc.

    As for your question, it depends. You could theoretically dilate time using gravity so you experience time at a faster rate, but whatever happened to the environment would obviously effect you. However, FTL time travel is different. If you travel FTL then you become massless, if you're massless then things (particles) wouldn't affect you (I think). So a nuclear explosion would have no effect on you.

    Any nerds feel free to correct me.
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  11. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

    more than five minutes and still not back... poor fucker probably got nuked:(
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  12. I went forward,
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  13. Smoke Me a Kipper

    Smoke Me a Kipper Goalkeeper

    I'm sure my mate travels about in a retardis
  14. The Lonious Monk

    The Lonious Monk Midfield

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  15. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

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  16. The problem with time travel is that it doesn't obey the Logical Absolute known as the Law Of Identity. Say you go forward in time 30 years there is an atom in your body which we will call "Atom X". In 30 years time it is somewhere else, maybe you have taken a dump and flushed it down the toilet. When you go forward in time you take that Atom with you and there are two identical atoms, which is impossible.

    Law of identity - Wikipedia
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  17. Correct. Particles and matter decay and change or even evolve from nowhere, and movement of particles and matter give measure of change that we call time. Time itself is just a concept of mind.
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  18. Dogbark

    Dogbark Striker

    Space-time isn't the same as just time.

    You start off demonstrating that time exists, then you claim it doesn't :)

    How exactly would you become massless?
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  19. Iballistic George

    Iballistic George Central Defender

    This is what I'm talking about. Everyone has an opinion and some think they're experts but nobody can give a definite answer to my question. I reckon at the time you crossed the timeline of the nuclear bomb youre dead!!! You're in the same time at the same place so youre toast!!!
  20. riffraff

    riffraff Striker

    Time is a concept by which we measure our age, she wants to say it again but she don’t have time.........who said that?

    If this time machine was to stay in your front room forever then how would it be explained away to potential buyers or on rightmove?
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