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Name for a particular time travel paradox

  1. Jul 1, 2009 #1
    I have thought of an interesting property of time travel based on Novikov's self-consistency principle. I'm sure it's not wholly original, but if someone has heard of it before, I'd really like to know the name given to it so I can research it:

    If you find yourself next to a future version of yourself, by Novikov's principle, you should find yourself unable to die or otherwise impair yourself from eventually going back in time.

    I'm not really looking for a heated debate on the topic. Just the name is all I'm looking for.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 1, 2009 #2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_paradox
     
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