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  1. 28 Oct '10 11:32
    Is time travel possible ? Well who knows, but this clip is interesting. Or is it just a very well put together hoax.

    http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/9raw-time-traveler-caught-in-1928-chaplin-film/xgx5jme
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Oct '10 12:51
    Time travelling is easy. It's changing speed or direction that's hard.
  3. 28 Oct '10 13:21
    Originally posted by cromlech
    Is time travel possible ? Well who knows, but this clip is interesting. Or is it just a very well put together hoax.

    http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/9raw-time-traveler-caught-in-1928-chaplin-film/xgx5jme
    The most rational explanation for the appearance of a time traveler in ancient video footage is that it is a hoax. To outweigh all our knowledge of physics and time and the lack of previously identified time travelers, we would need a lot more evidence than a bit of video footage.
    Now if you had some footage of a person explaining some science that has not yet been discovered and it is confirmed to be accurate, then I might sit up and listen. Even highly accurate predictions of the future would be interesting, but they would have to be more than the usual fare of vague prophecy.
  4. 28 Oct '10 18:24
    Originally posted by cromlech
    Is time travel possible ? Well who knows, but this clip is interesting. Or is it just a very well put together hoax.
    Of course it is possible.

    Close your eyes for 60 seconds and think hard "Time travel is possible" and when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future! Isn't it fantastic?

    It is backward time travel that is hard.
  5. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    29 Oct '10 02:19
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Of course it is possible.

    Close your eyes for 60 seconds and think hard "Time travel is possible" and when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future! Isn't it fantastic?

    It is backward time travel that is hard.
    Of course it is possible.

    Close your eyes for 60 seconds and think hard "Time travel is possible" and when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future! Isn't it fantastic?

    It is backward time travel that is hard.


    Easy peasy!...Close your eyes and count backwards from 60 seconds and think hard "Time travel is possible" and when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future!
  6. 29 Oct '10 06:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Agerg
    [b]Of course it is possible.

    Close your eyes for 60 seconds and think hard "Time travel is possible" and when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future! Isn't it fantastic?

    It is backward time travel that is hard.


    Easy peasy!...Close your eyes and count backwards from 60 seconds and think hard "Time trav nd when you open your eyes again you will find yourself one whole minute in the future!
    [/b]
    Counting isn't really neccessary. You flow forward in time nevertheless. You don't even have to close your eyes.

    Getting backwards in time is harder. My boss don't understand that. When he sasy "I want that report on my desk yesterday!", he doesn't really know the fundamentals in temporal theory.
  7. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    31 Oct '10 21:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Counting isn't really neccessary. You flow forward in time nevertheless. You don't even have to close your eyes.

    Getting backwards in time is harder. My boss don't understand that. When he sasy "I want that report on my desk yesterday!", he doesn't really know the fundamentals in temporal theory.
    So my hearing problem is why I have so much trouble trying to go back in time?
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 Nov '10 14:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cromlech
    Is time travel possible ? Well who knows, but this clip is interesting. Or is it just a very well put together hoax.

    http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/9raw-time-traveler-caught-in-1928-chaplin-film/xgx5jme
    That image has such poor quality, she could just as easily be holding pair of glasses to see better, assuming of course it isn't just a digitally modified addition from our level of technology.
  9. 02 Nov '10 10:14
    Even if we did prove that someone in 1920 had a working cell phone, it would still be more probable that someone back then developed the technology and kept it secret than that it was a time traveler. Sometimes we need to keep things in perspective and not make our dreams our first guess. Another example of such wishful logic:
    1. Everything was created. (no proof).
    2. There must be a creator.
    3. That creator must be my own personal idea of what God is.
  10. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    02 Nov '10 11:11
    Originally posted by cromlech
    Is time travel possible ? Well who knows, but this clip is interesting. Or is it just a very well put together hoax.

    http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/9raw-time-traveler-caught-in-1928-chaplin-film/xgx5jme
    If it is someone with a mobile phone, how do you get a signal in 1928?
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    02 Nov '10 11:59
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    If it is someone with a mobile phone, how do you get a signal in 1928?
    Imagine the time roaming charges...
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Nov '10 18:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    If it is someone with a mobile phone, how do you get a signal in 1928?
    It just shows you either the film was done now or the person with the 'cell phone' was just holding her glasses. She could not have been talking to someone, with one exception: If there were two people and you know those cell phones that function also as walkie talkies? She could theoretically be talking that way if the other person with a matching cell phone was nearby. Other than that, the whole thing can be put down to co-incidence. My personal theory is, if it was not a digitally made up hoax, she is holding her glasses. The resolution of the image is so poor, anything could be made up to explain what we see on the film.
  13. 10 Nov '10 11:27
    It's a plug for a movie.
  14. 11 Nov '10 14:55
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Counting isn't really neccessary. You flow forward in time nevertheless. You don't even have to close your eyes.

    Getting backwards in time is harder. My boss don't understand that. When he sasy "I want that report on my desk yesterday!", he doesn't really know the fundamentals in temporal theory.
    Even changing the rate forward is easy. All you have to do is move. Just that rate wouldn't be noticeable until you reach high speeds.

    According to Stephen Hawking, backward time travel isn't possible at all for wormholes that are in close proximity because of feedback.

    He used an analogy similar to the grandfather paradox but more instantaneous. You look through a wormhole seeing yourself loading a gun (which you have done previously). You shoot through the wormhole killing yourself with the gun you have just loaded, which will stop you being able to kill yourself.

    If you were to think more instantaneous than that, radiation travelling through the wormhole will have an effect upon itself, which will loop around a bit like sound feedback between a microphone and speaker. This will have the effect of destroying the wormhole.

    Supposedly backward time travel between wormholes which are distant from each other are possible, but it still can introduce paradoxes if events next to the wormholes are effecting each other in some way.
  15. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    15 Nov '10 22:13
    If you were a time traveller, with a cell phone, chatting with someone in the future... Would you walk around busy streets, talking to yourself, passing by a filming movie set?

    Hmm... sure!

    Looks like an icepack to me. Maybe she got slugged by an alien. Now there's a more probably explanation!