Is this guy a few sandwiches short of a picnic?? (time traveler)

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Joerib, May 30, 2013.

  1. Joerib

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  2. Metryq

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    Wow... I'd say the basket is completely empty there. Using school children, no less. What is this, Japanese anime? Project Doraemon.
     
  3. Joerib

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    LOL!! Obama was a time traveler also!!! :guffaw:
     
  4. Asbo Zaprudder

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    I think Obama must have provided the salad dressing.
     
  5. YellowSubmarine

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    As a renegade temporal agent, I can confirm that we have never picked this guy on our sensors. He's full of shit. And only a fool would believe that Obama has ever been to Mars. It was his son, and he beamed to New Mars, a post-human colony on Kepler-22b. Not the same thing.

    P.S. I am willing to trade more details for a working flux capacitor.
     
  6. JarodRussell

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    The guy is a genius. Those who pay for membership on the other hand...
     
  7. scotpens

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    The "Birthers" have got it all wrong. Obama wasn't born in Kenya. He's a Martian time traveler!

    This Andrew D. Basiago dude is nuttier than squirrel poop.
     
  8. Gary7

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    Why is it that when people make such outlandish claims, they can't help but design their websites to look amazingly similar to conspiracy theorist nut websites? ;)
     
  9. publiusr

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    Just ask him who won the 2014 Superbowl and ask him to bet all his money. If he's from the future, he'd know, right?
     
  10. YellowSubmarine

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    He'll tell you that time can be rewritten. Touché.
     
  11. Avon

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    wouldn't coming from the future alter the past, so the future he knew would never happen so any predictions he had would be meaningless anyway if it was true.
     
  12. QuarkforNagus

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    I wonder if he ever met John Titor.
     
  13. Chrono85

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    OK, so I humored this guy and watched some youtube videos of his alleged exploits at DARPA as a child, and while he seems to be a very good storyteller, there are some serious problems with his narrative of events. I'll just ignore the possible problems with the technology, and just point out inconsistencies in his story. He claims that children were chosen for the project because time travel does not affect them in a negative way, like it does adults, and yet he claims he met his adult, time traveling father, during a trip back to Gettysburg in 1865.

    He also claims that trips back in time can only last about 15 minutes before the device loses energy or something like that...yet his narrative of his actions in 1865 clearly could not take place in the span of only 15 minutes. Later, he also started making claims that the time travel may have sent them back to 'synthetic realities' created by aliens.....and yet, he claims that the child in the foreground of the famous picture of Lincoln's head at Gettysburg, is him, which could only be the case if he was physically present in 1865. Basically, he's either a very gifted liar, or a total psycho, but the inconsistencies in his story mean that he can't be telling the truth :).

    If this guy decided to stop being crazy, and instead become a science fiction writer, then he would probably be successful :).
     
  14. RoJoHen

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    Not if he was always destined to come back in time.
     
  15. scotpens

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    He could always be both, like L. Ron Hubbard.
     
  16. Chrono85

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    Well, I don't think Hubbard was crazy, I think he was just manipulating people :).
     
  17. Metryq

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    Hubbard and Heinlein had a contest about creating a religion, you grok?
     
  18. Chrono85

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    Well, that's only a rumor which has never been proven. It doesn't sound like something that Heinlein would do anyway.
     
  19. FreezeC77

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    This got me wondering how could one prove they were from the future (opposite of being able to bring technology with you) if the Butterfly Effect is real and your return changed things?

    Natural disasters? Meteor strikes on planets/moons in the solar system and their time and date?
     
  20. YellowSubmarine

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    You can know about meteor strikes without time travel. Natural disasters might also be predictable. It only proves you know something others don't. I don't think that even bringing technology from the future is a very good proof – secret government technological developments and international conspiracies, as crazy as they are, are more likely than time travel.

    On the other hand, for predicting the future, the butterfly effect doesn't matter at all. It only spoils major events. If you went to the 19th century, even if, say, World War II didn't happen, you can still predict personal computers, cellphones, television shows, spaceflight, the Internet, same-sex marriage, women wearing trousers, medical advances, universal suffrage, skyscrapers, global warming and HIV. Even if you meddle with history, those will still come true, and predicting them all without pre-knowledge is nearly impossible.

    Unless you were visited by aliens and read their history books...

    ETA: Go tell Charles Babbage that in the future people will have a differential engine in their pocket dedicated to doing discrete Fourier transforms on the colours of moving pictures of other people's cats they sent you over the wireless telegraph to recreate them for you to watch while you take a doody. Totally unthinkable, yet completely inevitable.
     
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