You’ve probably noticed that things have been quiet on the time2timetravel front recently. This hiatus will soon be over!
Dutch cities Zwolle and Deventer are similar in appearance but only because being removed from an age dims the fine detail. Time isn’t fractal – the pattern isn’t visible and identical at all scales.
A watched kettle never boils. Does this make it a quantum or even just a steam powered time machine?
Gary Lineker is best known in football, but for me he’s the front man for crisps and the occasional quiz show. 21 years later we see the effects of the march time.
It’s Monday morning and I’m thinking back to a team meeting we had last week. Generally speaking, one might argue … More
Old people have traveled a long way in time, let’s say arbitrarily, “three score and ten” (70) years. Granted, they’ve drifted through at the ambient rate of 1 second per second which is way it took them so long, and why they are, well…old.
When people are late it’s a sign that they disregard your own time. Sometimes though, lateness can’t be helped. Indeed, other people may cause it, or even make alleviating the problems being late causes, worse.
A non existent high school alumni group points to whether I have a past school life and asks whether my memory of it is simply a figment of my imagination.
Can free dimensional thinking help us to understand what exactly we’re talking about when it comes to time travel?
A time machine needs to move itself in time as well as its inhabitants because otherwise it would be a portal. But how does it do that without bootstrapping?
It seems that time begins when we’re born, even for other people. Perhaps we should celebrate the beginning of time with…a birthday! 😉
It’s seems to me that children and animals have it right when it comes to dealing with Earth time. They pretty much ignore it. But for the rest of us we’re pretty useless with dealing with our own manual manipulation of time.
21 October 2015. This wouldn’t be a time travel blog if I didn’t write something about Back to the Future on “Back to the Future Day 2015” now would it?! So…how does the eighties BTTF 2 idea of the future measure up to “Back to the Future Day 2015” today? Maybe cartoons and headlines have it.
With the help from an hourly chime and a little green man, I have no time to sit still.
Insanity is hereditary because you get it from your children. But I wonder if the opposite is true regarding time; without children we have more time, and in which case…is there a further step till we achieve time travel?
In the same way as Plato’s prisoners or Hawkins’ goldfish, are each of us seeing shadows of time, or a distorted view of it? How is it that each of us judge the duration of a second differently, just as each of us reproduce a uniquely shaped “0” when we hand write?
So 10 minutes morphs into an hour, and if my train turns up on platform 1 on time, I’ll be getting onto it when I should be getting off.
The results from my experiment with time dilation are in: despite playing with the twin paradox, kissing my wife makes the universe a safer place!
Einstein is famous for his theory of relativity, but he also described it using hot stoves and a pretty girl. This lead me to conduct my own experiment.
Children never like going to bed, so the hands of the clock spelling bed time seem like the finger of doom for them. But who really makes the decision for bed time?
Some time travel novels focus more on the journey to another time, and how it’s done, than the destination itself. Other novels focus only on the “when” and pretty much ignore the time *travel* element. Which kind of novel works best?
A spacious office leads to an analogy where a section of time goes missing, or a time stasis is set up.
Darth Vader and Doris Day would make a good couple – they both believe the future is fixed. If that’s the case, the need for time travel may be under question. What do we expect from time travel if our destiny is fixed and the past cannot be changed?
I admittedly don’t know the hows or whys, but have you ever thought of what would happen if a giraffe fell into a black hole?
One of the arguments used against the possibility of time travel is that there are no firm or proven solutions given the problems of paradoxes.
In this post I postulate against one of the commonly used get-out-clauses for the grandfather paradox…multiple time lines. Actually, the same holds true for multiple universes too.
Having children arguably takes you back to your own childhood…if not they make you feel your own age. Here I present a corollary; children are not just the future – they are our genetic projections into it!
Sceptics of time travel might argue that it’s an abomination of the natural laws that are already in place. But time travel does appear in nature…
The Dutch train service continues to amaze me! Today we have the anti gravity train – the sign on the Dutch train window shows objects flying free from the pull of gravity!
When we look at other units of time, there are a whole mix of names and counting systems. So is assigning a number to a year the best methodology for defining or specifying a year?
Much as I dislike astrology and have no time for it, I like the Chinese way of naming the year (as we do with days and months) instead of numbering them…
The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus. Janus has two faces – one which faces forwards and the other faces behind. In January we look forward to the new year, but also take time to look back over the year that has been. In a platonic kind of a way, would our memories and desires be selective?
Old Father Time – a personification of time. But would you say he has a personality? A jovial old fellow who delights in our brief moments in time, or a grumpy old codger who’s seen and experienced it all before? I this recent experience of mine might show that he has a sense of humour!
The office move at work means a change in height for many departments. Will the time dilation as defined by GR be noticeable? Time will tell!
Do we have a free will when we make a decision with time travel? Is the past fixed, and the future a set fate or destiny? The linear model of time doesn’t account that knowledge of the future affects the past, when even logic would suggest that is so. Alternative (multidimensional) models, such as those given by quantum mechanics would perform better. The future is yours. So is your history!
I’ve had a double helping of mental time travel recently – I found a school exercise book from when I was about 10 years old, and I’d written a couple of short stories about clocks. Young children often have wild imagination, and I think that this should be nurtured – after all, the world is built on the backbone of imagination!
Holland. Well known for being flat, tulips, clogs, windmills and bicycles. Now add hideous table clothes and a strange idea of the English calendar!
Nature is driven out to make way for these temporally displaced humans until it is safe, peaceful and clean again. And I think I count myself amongst those persecuted creatures. My natural aversion to time shifters makes me wonder. Would I be welcoming to a true time traveler if ever I should meet one? I hope so, but maybe evidence is pointing otherwise 🙁