Time Travel Question

1. Apr 26, 2010

mgsully

About Me: I am not a physics student, but I do have a physic question.

Question: The question is, assuming it is possible to travel into the future: could it be possible to learn whether a task performed in the future had occurred before it had been performed?

Theory:

Carrying this onward, lets send another person eight minutes into the future, and a forth seven minutes, and so on. With ten people sent into the future, each a minute apart, but each sent at the exact same time. Would not each person be waiting the same, single minute to see what the person sent one minute farther in time was doing? Therefor, would we only have to wait one minute to see if the person sent one minute into the future had a flag raised over there head, since they only waited the same, single minute to see if the person sent one minute farther into the future had done the same, and so on?

Theoretically, we could learn shortly after one minute whether or not a task performed nine minutes later had been completed.

Last edited: Apr 26, 2010
2. Apr 26, 2010

pallidin

This is where your mistake is. You forgot to add the 1-minute.
Thus, 9+1=10

3. Apr 26, 2010

mgsully

Yeah, it later occurred to me that even though they were each only waiting one minute, and waiting that one minute at the exact same time, that they were different minutes - each sequentially spread apart, consecutively across a ten minute period of time...

Thank though.