If we could travel back in time or forward in time, should society be allowed to do so?
Have you seen the Back to the Future Movies?
I think time travel would wreak havoc and would most likely have me cease to exist. Not something I particularly desire.
First point would be a reality check.
Even if, someday, the ability to travel in time is perfected or even achieved we will never be able to travel back in the past beyond the date of the discovery of the ability to do so.
If we would have been able to do that, we would already know that time travel is actually, and not just theoretically, possible.
Governments are almost always involved in research, Mr. Hatten - where are you, and any government funding that results in the achievement of time travel will make sure that only that government knows about the ability.
Thus, the question is moot as we may never know about the ability to, or not to, travel in time.
I think it would require a special passport, and travel insurance. One problem would be if some of your direct ancestors caught the plague, or ended up in the Spartan army, or landed on Normandy Beach-- you might disappear.
I doubt much would change. The rich would get to travel around all willy nilly and secure lottery tickets and stocks for their families. The rest of is would hear about it and continue watching America Idol. I would be amazed if we survive long enough to develop the technology. Bear in mind that consumer technology is about 30 years behind what the U.S. government and military have so they get to play with all the toys first. Enjoy your new iPhones circa 1977.
If you knew how to do it yourself you wouldn't have to ask...
and yes I think you should be allowed to. The way Science is heading we will have this on our door steps sooner or later...
every change you want to make any where is questionable in future, so even if you can make changes in your past going back it is some how questioned in the present. If society is allowed to do so the future never exists.
by Laura Schneider 6 years ago
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by EJ Lambert 5 years ago
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