The Hard Science of Time Travel and How to Write It

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#51 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: Lack of technology.

@warlock360: No, beacuse they are a picture and looking through a telescope is real, just a different point in time lol It's not a fake or a copy.

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#52 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio
#53 Posted by warlock360 (28040 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: If, by your means, viewing an object far away is time travel, then the same goes for looking in the mirror though. The speed of light takes time to travel so when you see your reflection that is a past self. The picture might have been a bit too abstract since it only is a object which captured a moment of your time.

#54 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio

@warlock360: I'm done this has just become ridiculous.

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#55 Posted by warlock360 (28040 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: :D microseconds count too y'know

#56 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram said:

@razzatazz: ...If we go down too that level things become ridiculous. If I go to a telescope and see a million+ year old nebula. That is time travel, You are travelling back to an event that happened. What is the difference if you are not actually at that location? Still seeing it AFTER it happened.

The difference is that the light travels through a medium, and it degrades. Everytime it passes through a crystal of space dust, or gets its trajectory modified by a gravity well then it changes its properties. It is kind of like the message in a bottle concept. That bottle could have traveled all the way around the world, or the person throwing it could be the one picking it up.

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#57 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio
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#58 Edited by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio
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#59 Edited by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram said:

@razzatazz: That changes nothing.

Well your idea is kind of more like having a recollection of the past as opposed to true time travel. Things only exist in the universe at one point. That is conservation of mass and energy

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#60 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio

@razzatazz: Light is energy...What we see in a telescope is a form of energy. I don't see your point here. True time travel....if I see something, In real life that is from the past. That is time travel. You cannot deny that.

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#61 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Light is something which can carry information with it, but so too does sound. If you make a really loud noise and then rush ahead of it at the speed of sound and hear the noise again, have you just time traveled? Because you were there at the beginning and that was the true noise, the second one that you hear would be different.

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#62 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio

@razzatazz: Light is energy. Sound is vibration. And you cannot do that with sound, so no.

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#63 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Well neither one is really energy, but if you want to define it like that, light is electromagnetic energy and sound is kinetic energy.

Why couldn't you do that with sound?

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#64 Posted by Pyrogram (35079 posts) - - Show Bio
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#65 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Kinetic or electromagnetic wavelengths are not the same as time travel.

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