Re: Time Travel: Will it ever be possible? Where and when would you go?
On a serious note, I have been impressed in some cases and touched in other cases by some of the replies to this topic. Some have put quite a bit of thought into their replies, and others have made me stop and consider how fortunate I am to have what I have in the present. Worthwhile keystrokes, folks, and just another reason why I visit this site at least once every day.
One thing I'm finding interesting is that everyone is choosing to go to the past. No takers on a visit to the future? Will things be as different as we hope they will be? Will things be as different as we fear they will be?
It's interesting how we can usually get a vision of the future, but that vision is often limited by our knowledge of the present. When I was in high school in the early 80s, I did enough reading on the subject of technology to realize that the day would come when people would no longer walk into stores and buy music on cassettes or even that new format, compact disks. Instead, music in the future would be stored on computer chips, and one would simply take their chip into the music store, select the album or songs, pay the clerk, and get the music stored on the chip.
With newspapers and magazines, we'd no longer get paper copies of these, but rather the words and images could be stored on disks that could be placed into a computer for reading.
Lo and behold, both of these things came to pass, but my vision failed to consider a little thing called the World Wide Web, which made going to the brick-and-mortar store for music unnecessary and made magazines and newspapers available through wires instead of disks.
I think much of the same is still true and will always be true. We can guess about the future, but those guesses are going to be limited by our lack of knowledge of technologies not yet realized.
And zombie, you touched on some of the things I was wondering about, that being the technical aspects of time travel. I must confess, though, that this topic would quickly go over my head. I've never had a physics class in my life. I like trying to understand, though.
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