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Best Practice Makes Perfect

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So there's someone with a PhD who says time travel is possible without the planet-sized exotic objects previously thought necessary -- he thinks he can build something human-scale.

The first application that springs to mind, of course, is to travel back in time and do something to stop Pauly Shore from making any movies.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to go back to before the machine is first constructed. Darn.

Andre Guirard | 5 May 2009 09:24:13 AM ET | | Comments (5)


1) Pauly Shore is awesome
Pauly Shore | 5/5/2009 11:39:08 AM

What's up, b-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-dy?

2) F. J. Tipler
Ian Scott | 5/5/2009 1:44:34 PM

"Unfortunately, it's not possible to go back to before the machine is first constructed. Darn."

That would seem to be the same limitation as per F. J. Tipler's "Rotating cylinders and the possibility of global causality violation".

I guess that means we have to hang on and hope an old and naturally occurring one is discovered.

3) Pauly didn’t seem to like the post
Gabriel Amorim | 5/5/2009 1:56:32 PM

Anyway I don't think it would be possible to achieve it. To experiment a travel to the future is rather possible like exposed in the Twins Paradox. I agree with Stephen Hawking as exposed in 'A Briefer History of Time'.

I'd prefer to live in the present without repentance and try to make the future a better way to live than to waste my life trying to go back somewhere in time. Have you thought about living everything again?

4) Demetri Martin already has one
Bob Warth | 5/5/2009 4:19:58 PM

Demetri Martin says he has a time machine at home, but explains it only goes in one direction and only at regular speed.

5) There is NO time...
Jüri | 10/14/2009 2:40:16 AM

...only the present moment. Future and Past exist only in your mind!

Think about it - past events, where are they? where have they gone? You only have a memory of events that happened. And a future - again it exists only in your thoughts, thoughts about what will happen, and how things should go...

That rules out physical time travel in any direction.

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