# Temporal continuity effects of time travel to the future

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TEMPORAL CONTINUITY EFFECTS OF TIME TRAVEL TO THE FUTURE

(Peter J. Attwood)

By travelling into the future, you travel to a reality where you have been missing for the period between when you left your own dimension and when you arrived in this new one. Therefore, when you travel back to your own time the events that you witnessed in that future you visited are extremely unlikely to occur. This is because as you have been missing from the reality you witnessed, returning to your own time and living in the period you were missing would disturb the temporal continuity of the reality you witnessed. Therefore the events you witnessed would not occur, but only if you had anything to do with the events you witnessed, or disturbed the proceeding events that led up to them.

It is preferred by most of our time travellers to return to their 'POD', or point of departure. By doing this they arrive a couple of minutes after they actually made the journey. The dimension they left will be in the future, how far? - the period of their journey. BECAUSE TIME FLOWS EQUALLY IN ALL DIMENSIONS. Even though the time-traveller returns to an alternate dimension to the one he left, it is irrelivant as this is a CARBON COPY, if you like, of THE ONE HE LEFT. This is very convenient. In effect, you could say that this journey has taken no time. He/she could, of course return to their own dimension, or even a higher one, but this would of course result in the journey taking REAL TIME.

This is applicable to the theory that there are an infinate amount of universes/dimension. If someting is physically possible, it will or has already happened in a parallel universe/dimension. This is the Multiverse theory.

REMEMBER, WHEN A TIMETRAVELLER ENTERS A DIFFERENT DIMENSION, HE IS ALWAYS MISSING FROM THE ONE HE HAS JUST LEFT. TIME TRAVELS THE SAME FOR THE DIMENSION HE LEFT.

AN EXAMPLE OF TEMPORAL CONTINUITY EFFECTS OF FUTURE TIME TRAVEL: -

So, if you travelled 4 days into the future, and saw that your mother died in a car crash, for example on that day you arrived; then the event of you being missing, would have contributed to that event of her dying.

It is easy to understand: The simplest of events can make the difference, the further in the past the smaller the influence needed. A chain-reaction of alternate events upon your return would create a much different future than the one you witnessed, e.g.: -

You decide to time travel forward.

The day you went missing your friend stopped your mother in the street.

"Where's Tom (that's you - the time traveller)?"

"Oh I haven't seen him lately"

"OK, bye"

"Bye"

This example of a short event has influenced and created the future that you saw; your mother dying in the car crash.

You mother then continues down the street, and gets into her car.

Pulling onto the motorway, a speeding car flies into your mother's car and kills her.

If you hadn't gone missing your mother wouldn't have been stopped in the street and she would have set off in her car earlier and avoided the crash.

A conversation is a relatively extremely influential event. Smaller events such as 'thoughts' arising from current events can prove just as much and even more influential.

Your probably wouldn't have been walking down the street if you hadn't have gone missing.

Travelling to the future to witness your own progress is impossible. In that future, you are have been missing - since you time-travelled that day. You therefore can never meet yourself, unless you have already visited the future.

A problem though is of a common paradox. This states that even though you stopped your mother from being killed in the car crash, a 'cosmic censor' which Stephen Hawking talks about, would make sure that she did actually die that day, only under different circumstances.

The idea of travelling into the future and getting some lottery results, may well work, as there is little you can do to influence the temporal continuity there, concerning the lottery result. So when you return the results may be the same, and you would be rich!

The idea is that the period you've been missing does influence events that you would have had an influential part in if you were there (i.e. not time-travel). It seems obvious, no?

A useful purpose of future time-travel is to travel to the future with your uncompleted thesis, and spend, lets say 4 months there completing a thesis you need more time on. In that reality your tutor will be extremely annoyed of your disappearance and failure to hand in your thesis! But when you return with your completed thesis, you can hand it in gracefully. You tutor never got annoyed because you never went missing. You uncompleted thesis does not exist at your home, because you took it with you and returned to your own reality with it completed. Convenient?!

Influencing future events can be very much fun. Have a laugh and when you return you can live back in your own dimension, where your temporal continuity has been unaffected by the travel into the future. However it is very different travelling into the past!

I will provide further details or answers to questions; to anyone who contacts me at my personal address:

Please be very specific in your question and give examples if possible.

If I have a large number of contacts, your reply may be delayed. I apologise for this!

I have tried to be specific without being dense.

Peter J. Attwood, Saturday, 6 March 1999

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