might one day help answer some of our questions regarding history and philosophy. Perhaps a time traveller may be able to get a photo, or a recording of some famous event? The scope is huge.
BUT WE DON’T WANT TO
travel just through time, now, do we? It’s a bit more involved than that. (I remember in someone’s book where the Time Travel experiment wasn’t properly prepped—folks ended up embedded in walls or each other. Brrrr.)
STOP FOR A MOMENT
Other than bashing him with it, how with your gun do you kill a man? Hah! You point it at him and trigger it. If all goes well there’s a bang as metal leaves at high speed. It damages by disruption; invoking the Law which states “… no two physical objects can share the same three dimensions of space at the same time”. Attempting to make ’em do so means disruption. The bullet disrupts its soft target. Ouch.
So what happens if you were to be transported (miraculously*) back through time? Let’s say by one hundredth of a second. Then what?
Given the choice, I’d rather the bullet. Why? Try this thought: could YOU jump out of your own way in a hundredth of a second? Otherwise there would be two of you sharing the one space at the same time. Ouch.
SO, CLEVER PERSON,
you opt to go back in time far enough to be well clear of yourself—somewhere quite safe, like maybe one day back. (I said you were clever.) Now I’ll let you do the sums—but to simplify calculations, where would you like to start travelling from?
YOU CHOSE SINGAPORE
because it’s equatorial-ish. Good call. Now step into your magic box, dial in your day and BOOMFA! there you are, one day prior. Well done. But you aren’t in Singapore. You’re floating about in empty space …
You went back to where Singapore wasn’t—and won’t be for another day yet … and you’re freezing to death. Struggling to breathe too; you are not a happy chappie. But it was your call, and if you somehow manage to survive for a day you’ll be back where you started, no?
So how about going forwards in time?
Where are you now, do you think?
You forgot, didn’t you? You are here, now, but the rest of the world ain’t, yet … and won’t be for another day.
I’d love to know the factors involved in Temporal Travel … say, if you wanted to go back to the time of Christ to witness the Crucifixion? Wow … anyone like to do the sums on this one? (The deflections, considering that we’re talking moving targets here?)
Personally I think we’re dealing with a wishful illusion …
Any takers~? (Hah! Wimps …)
“Argus! I don’t have time to read your rubbish—come back yesterday, please.”
* It would need a miracle—science can’t do it.