How To Change The Past

What is objective reality? New Scientist confuses us with an animated quantum physics lesson:

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  • AManCalledDa-da

    You can’t change the past. It’s already happened. All you can do is “reincarnate” yourself back to the time desired and make better choices, resulting in a higher path.

    • Jonas Planck

      From what I understand, it’s automatic. Each time the cycle repeats itself, you have a little more instinctive knowledge of it, allowing you to alter the outcome slightly more each time you pass through it. This pattern also holds true for entire civilizations as well as individuals… each culture faces the same problems as the ones before it, with the names changed, and each time the cycle repeats, humanity advances forward a little in its slow march towards godhood. There’s no reason to assume that godhood would ever involve a rest from this cycle of conflict, either. The horizon is always receding, but you’re still getting somewhere even though you never reach it.

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      • Rhoid Rager

        It’s like an episode of Star Trek.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Feynman’s lecture on Space Time is better
    http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_17.html
    in it he addresses the “affective past”

    What we mean by “right now” is a mysterious thing which we cannot define and we cannot affect, but it can affect us later, or we could have affected it if we had done something far enough in the past… There are fortune tellers, or people who tell us they can know the future, and there are many wonderful stories about the man who suddenly discovers that he has knowledge about the affective future. Well, there are lots of paradoxes produced by that because if we know something is going to happen, then we can make sure we will avoid it by doing the right thing at the right time, and so on. But actually there is no fortune teller who can even tell us the present! There is no one who can tell us what is really happening right now, at any reasonable distance, because that is unobservable.

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