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Old August 30 2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Sending An Object Through Time

Imagine you have succeeded in building a time machine, unfortunately it's impossible to send a living being through without that being or person coming out the other end dead.
You can however send an object through, the maximum size being that of a 5 seater car and you can make it exit anywhere on the planet at that moment in the past.

You decide to send something back in time knowing that technically it will create an alternate universe and you wont be effected:

What object do you send back in time?

Where do you send it to?

Why?
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Old August 30 2009, 11:04 PM   #2
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

What object do you send back in time?
A time capsule with objects only from my time in it.


Where do you send it to?
To an underground location that historical records show was never developed or dug up, thus avoiding any changes in the timeline.


Why?
So after I send it, I can leave the lab immediately, go to the spot, and dig it up. IF there, it worked.
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Old August 30 2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

I'd send a sports almanac with scores from the past 20 years to myself in 1989.

Hey, someone should make a movie about that!

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Old August 30 2009, 11:13 PM   #4
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

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What object do you send back in time?
Gray's Sports Almanac.
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Where do you send it to?
My younger self.
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Why?
It contains every sports score from the past 50 years. I can't loose.

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Old August 30 2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Missed it by that much.



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Old August 30 2009, 11:15 PM   #6
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

The time machine itself.

Why? F*** you causality.

Where? Five years before.
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Old August 30 2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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What object do you send back in time?
A copy of "Being Jordan" by Katie Price.

Where do you send it to?
29th June 1942, main lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria, 1023 local time.

Why?
The preservation of the current timeline, fulfilling a pre-destination paradox that might, if remaining unchecked, rupture the entire multiverse.


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The time machine itself.

Why? F*** you causality.

Where? Five years before.
You do realise that time travel, by its very nature, was invented at every point in time and space simultaneously.
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Old August 30 2009, 11:49 PM   #8
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What object do you send back in time?
A Terminator.

Where do you send it to?
LA.

Why?
To kill John Connor. Duh.
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Old August 30 2009, 11:52 PM   #9
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What object do you send back in time?
A Terminator.

Where do you send it to?
LA.

Why?
To kill John Connor. Duh.
But ... but ... if you kill John Connor, he'll have never been alive to cause the problems you wanted him to die for, thus you'd nevr be able to send a TErminator back in time.

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Old August 30 2009, 11:54 PM   #10
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

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But ... but ... if you kill John Connor, he'll have never been alive to cause the problems you wanted him to die for, thus you'd nevr be able to send a TErminator back in time.

My brain!
Recap of the OP:

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You decide to send something back in time knowing that technically it will create an alternate universe and you wont be effected:
I had to do it that way because everyone would have moaned about time paradoxes.
Like you just did.
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Old August 30 2009, 11:59 PM   #11
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Re: Sending An Object Through Time

Yeah, but that doesn't count since we arent' aware of alternate universes, and who's to say they are doing the same thing?
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Old August 31 2009, 12:01 AM   #12
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Yeah, but that doesn't count since we arent' aware of alternate universes, and who's to say they are doing the same thing?
The alternate universe is created via the use of the time machine. In this scenario parallel universes do not exist and are created only by use of time travel.
In this scenario you are aware that the time travel works that way, by whatever math you used to determine how to build the thing in the first place.

Let's not quibble over the ins and outs of how it works and alternate universes. Let's just see what people would send back, when and why.
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Old August 31 2009, 12:04 AM   #13
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^ why the lack of willingness to discuss the science?

What if in this alternate time line they decided to send something back along the same path the original object arrived through?
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Old August 31 2009, 12:04 AM   #14
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I suggest you don't worry about those things and just enjoy yourself.

[turns to camera] That goes for you all too.

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Old August 31 2009, 12:05 AM   #15
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^ why the lack of willingness to discuss the science?
because it's irrelevant.

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What if in this alternate time line they decided to send something back along the same path the original object arrived through?
Well I don't know how your time machine works but mine don't work like that.
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