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Re: The Trouble With Time Travel

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:34:13 -0000
Archived: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:43:36 -0500
Subject: Re: The Trouble With Time Travel

>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto
>Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:59 PM
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>Subject: UFO UpDate: The Trouble With Time Travel

>Source: NewScientist.Com


>12 December 2011

>The Trouble With Time Travel

>Physics indicates it may be possible to go back to the future,
>and in How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg argues that it's
>never too early to prepare

>AT 10 pm on Saturday 7 May 2005, some 400 people waited at the
>Massachusetts Institute of Technology for some very special
>guests to arrive. Time travellers from any and every point in
>the future had been invited to join the party in Cambridge. "The
>idea was a simple one that might at first seem trivial but was,
>in fact rather clever," Brian Clegg explains in How to Build a
>Time Machine. "If time travel is possible, why not flag up a
>certain place and time in history and invite time travellers to

>The organisers had tried to ensure that the relevant information
>seeped into the future, and hoped a combination of internet,
>print media and TV coverage would do the job. How could any
>curious, party-loving time traveller resist?

>The no-show raises a simple question about the possibility of
>travelling back in time.


The trouble with invitations is that people have other
commitments and may need to fulfil these before accepting the
invitation. It may well be that all 400 have now (if you'll
pardon the expression) arrived at  10 pm on Saturday 7 May 2005
and are wondering what happened to their MIT hosts! The worrying
thing for the hosts is that this no-show on their own part might
make all future (if you'll pardon the expression) invitations

Persons on the List who find this post logically incoherent are
referred (in a distinctly Valleean mode) to the concept of
'instances' of a given piece of software.

Gerald O'Connell

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