Would countries, sanction or possibly ban the use of time travel? Would they just tax it? The implications of being able to change something in the past could be economically destructive.
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Larry, I can imagine a vicious cycle. Someone goes back to the past to try to change things. Then someone else doesn't like that and goes back to change things. If it is possible, it should be illegal.
If someone changed something in the past none of us, and most likely time travel wouldn't exist. It only takes the tiniest change to alter the future. Standing in a line to buy bread would change who was born and who wasn't, the butterfly affect.
If you change something in the past, it is what happened. The reason you don't remember changing it, is because you haven't changed it yet.
Ash; if you change anything in the past there would be a completely different future, one that probably wouldn't include you or I. I also might not include the one who went back to change it so if they returned it would be to a different future.
So would it be made illegal?
My guess is that society wouldn't be able to contain it's influence on the people or maintain the framework to even entertain legislation over it. Societies being ill-adjusted to cultural and technological developments is why they all disappear.
Time travel might easily make them disappear or at least be radically different. If someone were to go into the past.
While time travel is a great theory until someone actually does it theory is all it is.