The debate "Are you in favor of time machine" was started by
May 22, 2015, 11:23 am.
14 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 4 arguments, toughgamerjerry posted 2 arguments, I_Voyager posted 1 argument, soullesschicken posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
soullesschicken posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
GetRekt, toughgamerjerry, soullesschicken, PsychDave, rionagh99, I_Voyager, ibrahim, WordSpeller, sdiop, Zinluu and 4 visitors agree.
evamara, tr and 1 visitor disagree.
I would be in favor if it was only in a few peoples control.
It would be interesting if that was how some ancient civilizations had architecture that seems beyond their technology, but the time travel was banned due to chrono-pollution.
If you could freely move through time, what would stop us from conquering the past using future technology? After all, every past moment had more resources available in its world than we do in the present. Three hundred men armed with weapons from the 22nd century could occupy the neolithic world and build a grand planned civilization upon it.
Given the opportunity, that's not even a choice. I'd make off with the TARDIS before the Doctor could make a clever one liner.
So in other words. Just get a TARDIS.
It depends if the machine moves itself and it's contents through time, or if it moves only the chrononaughts.
Either past or future creates the risk of paradox. If traveling to the past, any change could disrupt our present. But going to the future itself creates a paradox since any knowledge or technology brought back would change our present, altering the future we are visiting.
Psychdave, actually, if we were able to make a time machine, then we could only travel into the future, if we change anything in the past, then the events leading to us wanting to even build a time machine will never happen, creating a paradox. And since we can only travel into the future, then we would have to be very careful and first off, make sure that the time machine stays together and is still there and operational or else we could not get back. That is also why we couldn't go into the past because there is not another time machine to take us back to the time when we left. Unless you have a tardis.
The opportunity to learn about history make it worthwhile. All of the wonders and mysteries that we will never get to know would be available. It would need to be carefully controlled, but I think it would be worth the risk.
The possibilities of good and bad... this is a tough one.