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A Question

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Life May 25 2013 · 64 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.

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Squishyfrog
May 25 2013 12:12 PM

it all just depends on which way the box is facing

 

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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
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Mask of Ultimate Cliche
May 25 2013 01:31 PM

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

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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.
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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.

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Strange Festive Voltex
May 26 2013 02:02 PM

@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.

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Rahkshi Guurahk
Jun 10 2013 03:50 PM
Backwards and forwards
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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

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AMIIBO: Smash Bros.

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WAVE ONE
1. Mario - OWNED
2. Peach - OWNED
3. Yoshi - OWNED
4. Donkey Kong - OWNED
5. Samus - OWNED
6. Link - OWNED
7. Pikachu - OWNED
8. Kirby - OWNED
9. Villager - OWNED
10. Wii Fit Trainer - OWNED
11. Marth - OWNED
12. Fox - OWNED
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WAVE TWO
13. Luigi - OWNED x2
14. Diddy Kong - OWNED
15. Zelda - OWNED x2
16. Pit - OWNED
17. Little Mac - OWNED
18. Captain Falcon - OWNED
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WAVE THREE
19. Bowser - PREORDERED
20. Rosalina - PREORDERED
21. Sheik - PREORDERED
22. Toon Link - PREORDERED
23. Lucario - PREORDERED
24. King Dedede
25. Meta Knight - PREORDERED
26. Ike - PREORDERED
24. Shulk - PREORDERED
25. Mega Man - PREORDERED
26. Sonic - PREORDERED
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WAVE FOUR
27. Robin
28. Lucina
29. Pac-Man
30. Wario
31. Charizard
32. Ness

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