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What are the disadvantages of traveling into the future?

  1. Mar 27, 2008 #1
    Hey ya'll! I heard a several times people talking about traveling into the future, but I would really like to know what are the disadvantages of traveling into the future, but plz in an informative way like for example in 2-3 paragraphs or something coz I really wanna understand it in a very good way! thanx all, tc! Plz help me coz I've been asking myself that question since a long time ago and finally I found that forum which I would have the chance to ask people and get an answer to my question!
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2008 #2
    We are all travelling to the future, regardless of advantages, but when we get there it's still today all the time, being the tomorrow of yesterday.

    Time travel contraptions are fantasy, wrong forum for that.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 #3
    Hey plz guys I really wanna know about the disadvantages of traveling to the future, not like that, no but by anything ex: a machine, a black hole............I know that all of us travel to the future, but what I meant by traveling to the future is traveling faster than expected, wish more help!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2008 #4
    Andre gave you the correct answer. Are you saying that you want an incorrect answer?
     
  6. Mar 27, 2008 #5
    Guyz! I mean I want a scientific answer.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2008 #6

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    fake answer: due to the success of queer eye for the straight guy and will & grace, there is now gay porn on every channel

    real answer: you suck at driving future cars
     
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  8. Mar 27, 2008 #7
    A problem would be coming back and expecting things to happen the way you saw them in the future.


    the problem is you're asking for a scientific answer to a very unscientific question. You might want to check out the new book "The Physics of the Impossible" by Michio Kaku, where he talks about the less unlikely facets of physics. Time travel is considered to be impossible by many top physicists, like Stephen Hawking.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2008 #8

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    Check out time dilation caused by traveling at speeds near the speed of light. If you were to get in a ship and travel at 500 million miles per hour away from earth for a year, turn around and come back at the same speed, you would experience two years, but everyone else would have experienced three years.

    If you did the same thing but traveled at 600 million miles per hour, then about 5 years would have passed on earth compared to your two years.

    Good luck with the space ship, and good luck surviving the "g-forces" from the absurd accelerations required. And I couldn't tell you what to use for fuel.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2008 #9
    Thnx all, I just want to know that if it was possible wat would be the disadvantages?
     
  11. Mar 27, 2008 #10
    You can't travel into the future it does not exist, that would violate causality. :smile:

    Actually to be frank current thinking says that even with travelling back in time it can't be possible because we'd of seen people travelling back in time to the point where time travel became possible, the reasons are mathematical. Since it's not possible it's currently impossible. It's all a little complicated. :smile:
     
  12. Mar 27, 2008 #11
    ok forget about my first question, here's another:Does travel into the future have advantages OR disadvantages?
    I think travel into the future have more disadvantages than advantages because for example ' i believe that traveling into the future is dangerous, simply because we do not know how it will be. If i sit here, in this room and contemplate the theory of time, then in 50 years our world could be described as x .
    But what if i want to go out now grab a few lumps of purified uranium and smash them against each other in my kitchen and cause a nuclear explosion. Then in 50 years time our world could be described as xy + x(z +zy) - x^2) . And, by process of observation and a conclusion involving the use of common sense, we can conclude that the two worlds are different to each other.

    So then we do create a time travel machine, and we travel into the future-where would i arrive at...? Would i be in the world described as x, or in world described as xy + x(z + zy) - x^2) ?

    Point is, we don't know what the future will hold, and only the divine creator himself does (I won't bring any more religion into this...).' datz my opinion, but watz urz? Plz include convincing examples
     
  13. Mar 27, 2008 #12
    You can't travel into the future, for the reasons given above. That is a scientific answer. :smile:
     
  14. Mar 27, 2008 #13

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    if he drives a bmw and owns a macbook air, his ship can be powered by arrogance

    advantage: due to the success of queer eye for the straight guy and will & grace, there is now gay porn on every channel
     
  15. Mar 27, 2008 #14
    ok guyz rly thanx 4 ur help! I appreciate it! but wat i wanna say dat um having an argument with my classmates on ' why it is bad 4 someone to travel into the future' itz like a fun argument and then we ended up that every girl will write a persuasive essay to try and convince the others about her point of view which is ' wat should we tell to someone who wants to travel to the future' (knowing that itz impossible) but i rly need some help here, like wat should i tell in addition to wat i said previously?
     
  16. Mar 27, 2008 #15

    Chi Meson

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    You know, Nada, one of the reasons you are having a hard time getting many serious responses is your "text-speak." I'll be blunt: we don't like that here, so try writing out the words properly. When the first line contains "thanx 4 ur help" I can't take you seriously.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2008 #16
    Yeah sorry NadaN70 on almost all forums text speak is against the rules. :/

    Primarily because not everyone understands it especially those where English isn't their first language, and also because it's easier to type in formal English on a qwerty keyboard.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2008 #17
    Thanks Chi ! Actually I'm new here, and i don't know all these things! Anyways I'm really sorry, i won't write with shortcuts again! but even though I'm so serious about it
     
  19. Mar 27, 2008 #18

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    What you could do is show a graph of short term trends, then extend the graph by several decades. Although you would be presenting a logical fallacy as fact, you'd basically be doing what most scientists do anyway. How many times have you seen a newspaper that says "if trends continue" then make some retarded claim like polar bears going extinct, the earth being covered in mosquitoes, the unemployment rate reaching 40%, US national debt of 20 quadrillion, etc.

    I'll even give you a working example. Right now the US has very high inflation, mostly because of a falling dollar. What could be bought from Germany a year ago with $100, might take upwards of $120 today because that's how the exchange rates have changed in that time frame. What you do is take that 1 year inflation of 20% and extend it by 40 years. My calculation says that a product worth $1 today will require $1470 in 2048, assuming this trend continues (this is a blatant lie). From this assumption, which you know is wrong, you can conclude that America in 40 years will be the poorest nation on earth. Good luck with your report.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2008 #19
    thanks ShawnD, I'm planning to do this: first paragraph: an introduction to the topic
    2nd paragraph: the future diseases
    3rd paragraph: the future of our society
    4th paragraph:future political powers
    5th paragraph:the change of inflation
    6th paragraph: wrap everything up and end it with a cool question!

    so, is this good enough?
     
  21. Mar 27, 2008 #20
    coz is not in the dictionary.
     
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