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Freelancer Jan 2021 OP
soothsayer Jan 2021 #1
Freelancer Jan 2021 #10
matt819 Jan 2021 #2
Chainfire Jan 2021 #4
Girard442 Jan 2021 #5
soothsayer Jan 2021 #13
ChazInAz Jan 2021 #3
Freelancer Jan 2021 #11
PoliticAverse Jan 2021 #6
Freelancer Jan 2021 #12
sanatanadharma Jan 2021 #7
Freelancer Jan 2021 #16
qazplm135 Jan 2021 #8
Freelancer Jan 2021 #17
AllaN01Bear Jan 2021 #9
soothsayer Jan 2021 #14
Freelancer Jan 2021 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2021 #18
Buckeye_Democrat Jan 2021 #19
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2021 #21
Buckeye_Democrat Jan 2021 #22
abqtommy Jan 2021 #20
colsohlibgal Jan 2021 #23
JustFiveMoreMinutes Jan 2021 #24
hunter Jan 2021 #25
Freelancer Jan 2021 #26

Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:33 PM

1. I guess it has to be time/space travel

The machine (I guess?) has to adjust for those things automatically.

Good point tho

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. A few tv shows

Have factored this movement into their time travel coordinates. I think The Travellers did.

I know it’s just nuts but I love the idea of time travel.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:39 PM

4. You are in a time machine, but it is on a one way street.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:44 PM

5. Just materializing 20 feet above the ground would ruin your time trip .

If you're writing a time travel story you kind of have to assume those things are handled. If not, you have no story.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:54 PM

13. Or inside a skyscraper or something

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:35 PM

3. My thought.

In the recent theories of the various strong and weak forces, the existence of the multiverse and quantum entanglement, time could be considered one of the forces, and be entangled with them. So perhaps temporal displacement would not necessarily mean spatial displacement, as the other forces would lock one in place.
Of course, that's just an old, not particularly successful writer of speculative fiction tossing ideas off the top of his head!

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:47 PM

6. Yeah, they don't tell you about materializing in the vacuum of space in the brochure. n/t

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:47 PM

7. "Q" knows. "Q" knows everything, like a magic cue-ball

Ah, yes! The space-time continuum (or is it time-space, the time zones confuse me), such a quandary. While I can imagine being differently timed and spaced, out of this place, I fear transcending the continuum manifests the "Q" level, about which I haven't a clue. Though I have heard through the quantum grape-vine that all questions cease for those who travel out of the continuum.

It can be done but one can't take the time machine with him/er at the time.

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:49 PM

8. spacetime

it's put together because it's all one thing.

So yes, to time travel backwards to a place on Earth you'd have to travel through spacetime to when and where the Earth was in spacetime when/where you are traveling to.

You'd probably want to do it in a spaceship, because if you are off by even a tiny fraction...

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:50 PM

9. re: time travel

one of my fave shows , time tunnel.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:55 PM

14. Such a hoot

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:44 PM

18. The Isaac Asimov novel

The End of Eternity posits time travel as only happening from the point that the first time machine became active. Going forward as far as you wanted was not a problem, but the farthest back you could go was limited to the origin of the machine.

Completely unrelated to your question, if you have Amazon Prime, you might want to watch The History of Time Travel. Just watch it before you read any reviews.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:53 PM

19. I never read that one.

Did it involve a wormhole? I've read about the highly-speculative idea of stretching a wormhole at high speed (for time dilation) and then circling it around to allow time travel forward or backward in time.

I also have a vague memory of reading why traveling back in time was probably impossible, at least above the quantum level. It was mathematical and involved violation of causality, with a bullet killing someone even before the shooter pulled the trigger.

Edit: Never mind. I Google-searched it.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 11:04 PM

21. No, there's no wormhole involved.

It was published in 1955, and so aspects of it would be very dated by now. Asimov was good at the science fiction, but was really stuck in the social conventions of his era.

I would just love to see this book made into a movie, or better yet a series.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 11:13 PM

22. He's one of the better sci-fi authors imo.

Asimov was full of real scientific knowledge, so much of his fiction seemed plausible.

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:33 PM

20. I enjoy reading large quantities of science fiction but I'm always aware that it is Science FICTION!

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 11:22 AM

23. We Will Figure It Out

I carry a quote from Einstein in my purse “ The distinction between past, present, and future is only a particularly persistent illusion”.

The reboot of “In Search Of” with Zachary Quinto had an episode about time travel. One part of it addressed the question of if we ever developed it in the future where are the time travelers?

They showed two possible examples, both from around 1900. One was a street scene in San Francisco....in the early days of film the filmed everything. This woman is seen walking by a street vendor, not necessarily dressed for 1900 and she has what appears to be a cell phone up to her mouth.

The other shot was a still photo from the same time period of a bunch of guys on a beach. All but one looked like they fit the era but one of them looked like he came from the future, he had a flat top, modern sunglasses, and modern clothes.

Now...anyone traveling into the past would not want to be cause any repercussions to the present time stream so they would try not to attract too much attention.

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 04:05 PM

24. I just go with 'Time Travel can't be earth based'...

Too many problems with

* radiation created from whatever 'power source'
* planet rotation
* planets orbit around the sun
* planet 'wobble' at the poles
* sun revolving around the center of the galaxy
* galaxy movement in space
* expansion of the universe

Whew!


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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2021, 05:13 PM

25. Nope, no time travel and no faster-than-light travel in this universe.

Sorry.

You might want to try the universe next door.

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