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09-04-2013, 11:08 AM
would you use a time machine to change your past
if i had the option to change my past i would not

the past made me in to what i am today
the good and the bad take the bad away and i will no longer be me but a stranger wearing my face

my character and my sense of humor
my thirst for knowledge and understanding

it all could be replaced by a superficial shell of what i am
i like me with all my pro`s and con`s
i am me and i am happy


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09-04-2013, 11:12 AM
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(09-04-2013 11:08 AM)dj-hato Wrote:  if i had the option to change my past i would not

the past made me in to what i am today
the good and the bad take the bad away and i will no longer be me but a stranger wearing my face

my character and my sense of humor
my thirst for knowledge and understanding

it all could be replaced by a superficial shell of what i am
i like me with all my pro`s and con`s
i am me and i am happy


would you change your past


Probably. It does depend, somewhat, on the ground rules.

There are a few critical points in my past that I would happily see done differently.

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09-04-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: would you use a time machine to change your past
Firstly, "time machine" is a ridiculous concept.

Secondly, no.

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09-04-2013, 11:26 AM
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but that situation that you could have done better could have more conciseness than you might think

that gave you insight that you would not have if that din`t occur

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09-04-2013, 11:27 AM
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(09-04-2013 11:22 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Firstly, "time machine" is a ridiculous concept.

Secondly, no.

i know Einstein was very clear on that

but still fun to discuss

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09-04-2013, 11:33 AM
RE: would you use a time machine to change your past
Certain aspects of my life, probably. I'd go back and make better decisions regarding school, I have a good GPA and a 32 on the ACT. But I'd probably work harder for my GPA, since I'm lazy when it comes to turning in homework. I'd maybe change who I got close to, if the outcome would still be the same if I had gotten close to them. But then again a time machine is a ridiculous concept. Tongue

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09-04-2013, 11:34 AM
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If it was a message to myself, the answer is no. I doubt I would have listened.

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09-04-2013, 11:35 AM
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(09-04-2013 11:27 AM)dj-hato Wrote:  
(09-04-2013 11:22 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Firstly, "time machine" is a ridiculous concept.

Secondly, no.

i know Einstein was very clear on that

but still fun to discuss

Fun to ridicule, maybe. Tongue

but ever since becoming a prophet, I can't even pretend to enjoy the concept of time travel*. For one, no matter where you go, it is now. For another, time is not a place, time is a state of flux.

*except for Doctor Who and his new girl. Me likes his new girl. Big Grin

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09-04-2013, 11:41 AM
RE: would you use a time machine to change your past
That depends on which "time machine theory" we're talking about.

There's the theory, that me going back in time would create a new dimension/time-line (one with me as I am now, and the one where I went back and changed something).
If that's the case, then No. It wouldn't change anything for me, and I don't know if the things I changed would be bad or good for "the other me".

Then there's the theory, that me going back in time and change something would change the entire reality. But that would also be a paradox, because if my life changed, then the events leading me to use a time machine wouldn't happen, and then I wouldn't go back in time and change anything, and then my life wouldn't change.

Now my head hurts, and there are even more theories about time travel.

Overall, I'm just going to say no.
I don't know what my life, or me, would be like if it had been better, but how can I be certain that any sort of change would have made it better?
What I do know is that life could have been much worse (and that comes from someone who really know what a bad life is), but I don't want to find out how much more.
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09-04-2013, 11:42 AM
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(09-04-2013 11:35 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(09-04-2013 11:27 AM)dj-hato Wrote:  i know Einstein was very clear on that

but still fun to discuss

Fun to ridicule, maybe. Tongue

but ever since becoming a prophet, I can't even pretend to enjoy the concept of time travel*. For one, no matter where you go, it is now. For another, time is not a place, time is a state of flux.

*except for Doctor Who and his new girl. Me likes his new girl. Big Grin
in doctor who ist discribed not as flux but timy wimy wibly wobly stuff

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