Re: TimeTravel

Bernard Hughes (
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:50:20 -0230

Lady D'Los wrote:

> Two simple questions which I feel will tickle your brain cells...
> Timetravel, a Transhuman possability, or just a daydream? Would it be a
> good thing, or disastrous?

I think Larry Niven had the best take on this. In any universe in which both time travel and intelligent being were possible, the intelligent beings would continue to alter History until time travel is never invented. Thus no time travel is the stable state. Viewing the past without being able to alter it however would not have that problem. That would lead to a high level of honesty I think. If people could reliably backtrack down your timeline to see what exactly you did do, privacy really would be gone.

Bernard J Hughes
Timedancer Systems
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