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Time Travel Convention

Written By: Gary on May 3, 2005 2 Comments

If you’re a time traveler it doesn’t really matter when the convention is. So an MIT student is scheduling a convention on May 7th, 2005. Listen to a KOMO News story and an NPR story on this topic. So it looks like he’s a quirky college kid, but if it works, he’s famous! Plus he might inspire someone to grow up and build a time machine. Although he sorta got the idea from a comic strip on-line, if it works who should really get the credit?!?

Here’s the problem with this. It’s possible that when we invent time-travel that we won’t be able to go into the past before time travel was invented. It may require some sort of anchor or beacon that we need to connect back to (or maybe something more complex like one end of a wormhole generator or one end of a singularity duct taped to a tree or something).

We’ve guessed how aliens might send us a radio signal from far away and built antenna arrays to recieve the signals. Maybe we need to figure out what kind of a beacon a time traveler would need to jump back to our present (or maybe a radio receiver to get radio signals from the future). The interesting thing is that we can publish the specs so they know exactly what were looking…

I know they’ll never invent time travel in my lifetime because I’ve looked in all the places when I would have hid something for myself to find it already.


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2 Responses to “Time Travel Convention”

  1. Buntz says on: 5 May 2005 at 11:08 am

    I think it’s an interesting idea.
    But it also seems to be a kind of “reverse psychology”
    Trying to LURE time travelers out, in an attempt to prove they exist.
    Obviously if there ARE time travelers here, they would have made themselves known, right? You know what they say about screwing up the space time continuum and all that.

    Now, an extra-terrestrial convention…..
    There’s an idea !

    (I don’t believe in either, as my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek during this comment)

  2. carrie says on: 26 May 2005 at 2:05 pm

    cool ideas

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