Master Don Juan
- Oct 2, 2006
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ketostix said:Right but what never made sense to me is under that view of time travel, ie, when you go back you would find your past self. So in the past you have the "future" you and the past you existing side by side. So what if the future you bought the winning lottery ticket before the drawing and went back to the future to cash it in, would the lottery ticket disappear when you leave the past/arrive in the future since the past you never actually bought that number?
I know this all just theoretical/philosophical, it's kind of fun to ponder. But what would happen if you did something to your past self, that caused you to either not make the time machine? Would the instant you interact with your past self and do whatever leads to the change make the time machine disappear, leaving you stuck in the past with 2 selfs? lol. What if you killed your pastpast self What I'm getting at is even if time travel was possible I don't think there would be any grandfather paradoxes if there can be 2 selfs existing at the same time.
Well according to quantum physics, there is no such thing as "time travel" because time isn't something you can move around in.
But also accorind to quantum physics, you CAN go see things in the past because there are infinite universes, all different, all at different time zones. So when you go back in time, what you are really doing is entering a completely different universe at a time zone that was in your past, where anything you do there has absolutely no effect on the universe you were from, so you COULD kill your younger self or your grandparents etc.
But that's just a theory