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  1. If we live in a continuum of possible realities then there exists regions of indistinguishability where we can trade places with our alternate selves and never know the difference. When the occasional trade occurs outside the boundaries of indistinguishability, we notice slight discrepancies with memories of our previous universes of experience. A rare happening and I wonder how far out we can venture, how strange the realities can become?
  2. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, so it seems that you are correct in that we cannot transfer mass/matter into the past. By transferring mass to an earlier time period, that mass would in effect be created out of nothing because all of the atoms of the thing going back in time also exist in some other form already, in THAT past. It would be a violation of conservation of energy because something that already exists would be doubled out of nothing.
  3. Some people predict that there is trouble on the horizon regarding artificial intelligence. It is possible that A.I.s could wipe out most biological life forms? http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/18/cosmist-terran-cyborgist-opinions-contributors-artificial-intelligence-09-hugo-de-garis.html quote: " The Species Dominance Debate So in about a decade there will be a thriving artificial brain industry, and nearly everyone will have a home robot, which will be upgraded every two or three years. Each new home robot generation will be smarter and more useful than the previous generation, so that as the gap between the human intelligence level and the artificial intelligence level gets smaller every year, the species dominance debate will heat up. Millions of people will be asking such questions as: Can the machines become smarter than humans? Is that a good thing? Should there be a legislated upper limit to machine intelligence? Can the rise of machine intelligence be stopped? What if China's soldier robots are smarter than America's solder robots?" And so on and so forth. "
  4. A timeline of past and predicted future of human evolution :eek:
  5. There are a few people who can remember the (((echos))) of a previous future. :D
  6. The forum title is TIME TRAVEL INSTITUTE and YOU are a moderator. Yet you do not ...think... time travel is possible. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/through2.html quote: " Various researchers have proposed ways in which backward and forward time machines can be built that do not seem to violate any know laws of physics. Remember that the laws of physics tell us what is possible, not what is practical for humans at this point in time. The physics of time travel is still in its infancy. While all physicists today admit that time travel to the future is possible, many still believe time travel to the past will never be easily attainable. Don't believe anyone who tells you that humans will never have efficient technology for backward and forward time travel. Accurately predicting future technology is nearly impossible, and history is filled with underestimates of technology: "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." (Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895) "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." (Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943) "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home." (Ken Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977) "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." (Western Union internal memo, 1876) "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." (Marshal Ferdinand Foch, French commander of Allied forces during the closing months of World War I, 1918) "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" (David Sarnoff's associates, in response to his urgings for investment in radio in the 1920's) "Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools." (New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work, 1921) "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" (Harry M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927) "Everything that can be invented has been invented." (Charles H. Duell, commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899) "
  7. Time ticks at different rates in different regions of the universe but it is accepted that time is going forward for ALL of the the observable universe. If it were to run backwards for the entire universe, there is no way we could tell the difference.
  8. It becomes impossible to travel backwards in time to one's original world-line using a time machine if an infinity of parallel universes exist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_integral_formulation quote: " The path integral formulation of quantum mechanics is a description of quantum theory which generalizes the action principle of classical mechanics. It replaces the classical notion of a single, unique trajectory for a system with a sum, or functional integral, over an infinity of possible trajectories to compute a quantum amplitude. "
  9. Civil war on the horizon? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ten-most-troubled-states-in-cnnm-2889165804.html?x=0&.v=7 quote: " The same economic pressures that pushed California to the brink of insolvency are wreaking havoc on other states, a new report has found. And how state officials deal with their fiscal problems could reverberate across the United States, according to the Pew Center on the States' analysis released Wednesday. The 10 most troubled states are: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. Other states -- including Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, New York and Hawaii -- were not far behind. The list is based on several factors, including the loss of state revenue, size of budget gaps, unemployment and foreclosure rates, poor money management practices, and state laws governing the passage of budgets. These troubles have forced these states -- as well as many others -- to raise taxes, lay off or furlough state workers and slash services. These actions can slow down the nation's recovery, especially since these 10 states account for one-third of the country's population and economic output. "
  10. http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/members/178169/ quote: John Titor John Titor is offline newbie Last Activity: 10-23-2009 12:32 AM * User Lists * About Me * Statistics * » About Me * About John Titor Location Tampa
  11. http://www.livescience.com/environment/060919_black_holes.html
  12. The evidence is not conclusive but it is interesting :) http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/246591/Evidence_of_a_parallel_universe Data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) showed evidence of a huge void in the universe spanning one billion light years. Scientists say this void may be the evidence of another universe beyond our own.
  13. Math can become pretty strange when 2 + 2 = 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banach%E2%80%93Tarski_paradox Circle squaring problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarski%27s_circle-squaring_problem Does mathematical existence equal physical existence? If not then what mathematical structures do not correspond to some physical existence and why do others correspond so well?
  14. Time is non-linear and if time[for the entire universe] went in reverse, similarly to the rewinding of a video machine, we would not be able to tell the difference from forward time because our memories would be played backwards and they would essentially be erased back to the point of the rewind. The universe appears to be a living organism or self organizing system, that could expand, then contract in short intervals, similarly to the way many life forms need to breathe by inhaling and exhaling. So while the universe is expanding overall, it could be halting time, then reversing time, before it starts another expansion interval as time goes forward. When time goes forward again, we sometimes experience "deja vue" as there is possibly some type remnant of the previous future still in our memory somehow, or it could be an echo in time that we sense. Perhaps history does not repeat exactly, with each reverse then forward-time breathing cycle, things could change. We might not have to be locked in to repeating things twice or even three times. The reversing of time intervals may be much shorter than the expansion of time intervals, maybe a few days at most. I imagine a giant being slowly inflating the balloon universe, where the breath is time and time is a force, where the being occasionally pauses, the balloon shrinks slightly and then begins to expand again.
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