Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!





Photo

A Question

Posted by Voltex , in Life May 25 2013 · 59 views

You find yourself in a world where time travel somehow exists! Now tell me, traveller: can you go backward and forward in time, can you only go backward in time, or can you only go forward in time?
 
I am of the opinion that you can only go forward, though that is just my refusing to accept any possibility that someone could go back and change the past at any moment, thereby taking any semblance of control I have over my life away. You can only alter the ever-changing future, not the brick wall of the past.
 
Of course, that's just me.
 
 
EDIT: I don't think forwards is a word. If it is, I feel stupid. If it isn't, I feel stupid for putting it in this entry before this edit was made.

  • 0



Photo
Squishyfrog
May 25 2013 12:12 PM

it all just depends on which way the box is facing

 

time_machine1.png

    • 0
Photo
Colette Llyan
May 25 2013 12:53 PM
Well, I'd think it'd have to be able to go both ways, otherwise you'd be stuck in one particular time period, no? =P
    • 0

I agree with you, but it would be cool if you could go back in time.

    • 0
Wait, are you guys saying you can't already travel forward in time?? I thought that was kind of standard... Heck, all you have to do is stay alive and you're going forward in time. =P

But seriously tho, my life is short enough as is, I'd rather not end it quicker by being able to travel forward and not back again.
    • 0

I've always thought that going back in time would only create paradoxes if you contradicted something you knew happened a certain way. As long as you have no prior knowledge of whatever you're doing, whatever you mess with in the past would have always happened that way - it's as if that always happened and you're just sliding the last brick into a wall that's otherwise complete.
 
That's why you can't go back and kill Hitler unless you do it in his bunker in 1945. The paradox is created by events that you already know. Now, if you kill him earlier, there would be more people alive today but our technology would be repressed as there was no WWII to jump-start the creation of the foundations of modern technology. That'd be more similar to a fixed point in time as defined by the writers of Doctor Who, and I don't think those big things should be changed for better or for worse.
 
I'd love to be able to go back in time because I think I could avoid causing a massive paradox, but the risk is simply too great. Plus the future is cool - I'd like to see the future and come back.

    • 0

@Blade: I've always thought that if you go to the future, your departure time (whatever moment you left) would sort of be fixed in, so that whenever you wished you could return to that precise moment.

    • 0
Photo
Rahkshi Guurahk
Jun 10 2013 03:50 PM
Backwards and forwards
    • 0
Photo
Rahkshi Guurahk
Aug 10 2013 06:41 PM

I've always thought that going back in time would only create paradoxes if you contradicted something you knew happened a certain way. As long as you have no prior knowledge of whatever you're doing, whatever you mess with in the past would have always happened that way - it's as if that always happened and you're just sliding the last brick into a wall that's otherwise complete.
 
That's why you can't go back and kill Hitler unless you do it in his bunker in 1945. The paradox is created by events that you already know. Now, if you kill him earlier, there would be more people alive today but our technology would be repressed as there was no WWII to jump-start the creation of the foundations of modern technology. That'd be more similar to a fixed point in time as defined by the writers of Doctor Who, and I don't think those big things should be changed for better or for worse.
 
I'd love to be able to go back in time because I think I could avoid causing a massive paradox, but the risk is simply too great. Plus the future is cool - I'd like to see the future and come back.

yeah.

Well, I'd think it'd have to be able to go both ways, otherwise you'd be stuck in one particular time period, no? =P

^

    • 0

Quote Block

We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.