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astroboyuk

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astroboyuk last won the day on May 28 2020

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  1. oh I agree: I just meant that at that time (back in 2013) the whole Titor thing had become an immeasurably overdone bore that was dumbing down every single discussion. Titor has its place in time travel folklore. The statue can remain up!
  2. I like the analogy I heard Desmond Tutu say way back in 1988... God does not say, If you touch the Oven I will burn you. He says, If you touch the Oven you will get burnt! Many (most? all?) of the bad things in the world are the short term or long term result of our choices and our actions. Once sin has entered the world it is virus like frankly.
  3. welcome back guys. Im so pleased its up again. Big supporter (of the sane variety)
  4. I turn my back for 5 minutes and its Titor Titor, bloody Titor. I wish someone could go back in time and kill whoever first made him up
  5. that will go well with that Stealth Bomber they built and then photshopped into the sky!
  6. back on topic: I'd like to imagine it as a machine about the size of a small car: all enclosed, windowless: but the capsule doesnt arrive with the traveller- its more of a shield and life support systems during 'flight' - and transports whatever is within it to a point in time and space: but its only whats inside that arrives. This would make the ability to 'return' to the future problematic... but maybe the vehicle can scoop up a specific time and space in the reverse way.. as long as you are standing in the right place!
  7. only if you are a character! Personally I think it would be better to tickle you under the chin, rub your ears and feed you little chocolates, while you chase a little bit of string around on the floor. No, seriously John, you are good fun. its only your titorisms we seek to mock.
  8. If I could go forward in time and kill Titor before he was born I would. .. just to save the world from this BS! :)
  9. got it: so - the wise prince would have to build incredible safeguards around the knowledge - safeguards that ensured the knowledge could never disseminate, knowing that once leaked, it would virus like, consume all. It would be a terrifying responsibility.
  10. by the way, love ethe concept of a society where they have no concept of inventing technology because its ultimate form has always existed! Can I use that?
  11. I think this is a brilliant post and thread, but none of this precludes the possibility of the future inventor/s of time travel from containing both the technology, the activities of time travellers and the 'perculation' of knowledge to the past. We could debate the 'liklihood' of the technology spreading and the procedures around it's use breaking down and leading to "temporal knowledge anarchy" (TKA )!.... and I agree history has many examples of technology defying the most elite and spreading out.. but there others that never did.. eg roman cement, greek fire, aboriginal pigment for blue, the pyramid building techniques and I imagine a few others.... Ultimately, even if the original point of invention is lost in the TKA loop.. it doesnt meant there wasnt an origin.. its just that it has become obscured. Its not a paradox, just a complication.
  12. the op is flawed logically: comparison of a time travel machine to a tv or car or other consumer good doestn hold water. Nuclear weapons were invetneted and i doubt I will be able to buy them at the supermarket soon.... and a time machine is probably the ultimate weapon bar none.. so as a means of maintaining control of pesky minions and enemy nations it will easily prevent it becoming ubiquitius.
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