Monday, February 18, 2013

I Will Talk With My Future Great Great Grandchild Thru This Blog




Some few weeks ago, I was able to catch the classic sci-fi movie “Back to the Future” parts 1, 2 and 3 on a cable channel. Everyone knows that the story’s about time traveling.  I saw the movie quite a few times before when I was a kid but it was the first time I saw the 3 parts in succession. In short, it was the first time I understood what really happened. 

They were shocked that I understood the story just now.


Whenever time-travel comes into a discussion, the question on which era a person would like to go back arises.  Some say they want to go back into a time when a world-changing event was happening. Like during an important person’s assassination. Or during when a milestone in human history happened just like the launching of the Apollo 11 mission.  Some simply wants to go back in time when their deceased loved ones are still around. Some even goes too far like thinking of going back into the first days of men and stopping Eve from eating the forbidden fruit at the Garden of Eden.  Another which I think is common but a worse idea is going back to the time when our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. I say it’s worse because I can’t imagine how it would be very painful to see a loved one which I know did not do anything wrong getting punished and killed for the mistakes that I am the one guilty of.  Just the thought of it is too heavy to bear so I don’t think I can handle witnessing that.

A lot of theories and thinking within the science communities circle around the study of time travel. Some say it’s impossible. Some say it is possible and is already happening.  Some says you can only travel forward but not backward.  I don’t know which is true.  Everyone's talking about sciences behind it. I might be an electronics engineer but I can’t even remember 90% of what I learned. But I know that I’m good with the 10% and with that, I might be able to find a way to prove something on this time travel idea.


 Cellphone user during Chaplin's time? A time traveller? Watch the video.

I can imagine why a lot of us wanted to go back in time. Most of it is connected with the mistakes we did in our life. At the onset of our errors, we automatically look at the past and hope to turn back everything around.  Due to the fear of the implications of our mistakes, we hope that we can have a rewind and change our decisions which put us on that stinking situation. If only we have a time-travel machine now, most of us will go back in those days. It could be what we all need. Or maybe not.

The failures and mistakes we did all pass by. Then we learn from it. And we hear a lot of people thanking that those things happened to them.  For they enjoy in the present the good fruits of those mistakes they committed. It’s not always that obvious. But more often than not, good things come from the lessons and experiences of the failures and mistakes that happened in our life. And we only get to know the reason of why things happen when we reach the future of our past mistakes. And that future is now.  So if there’s a time travel machine beside me when I make a major blunder, rather than going in the past and trying to change my decision, I’ll rather try a quick peek of my future to see what improvement it makes me for doing such mistake. Or I might choose not to spoil myself on doing future previews and I’ll just let everything happen. 

Maybe,this is the better movie for you.


But yeah, maybe we can have a time traveling machine of sorts. I’m thinking of a Harry Potter-ish type where we can capture data from human brains on specific eras of their lives, scanning not just images but also the sounds, the smell and the taste of everything in there. Or if possible, even the physical feel of that scanned point of their lives. And then doing the brain data scan of several person who experienced that era in parallel to get different perspectives of what happened.  Then collecting them all in one supercomputer which in turn creating a 3D (or 4d, 5d, or whatever) images of all those scanned data from those persons’ brains to recreate and replay that specific point of event. That is why including the physical feel of the replays is optional. You don’t want to experience how it feels to get a flaming hot bullet nor grenade shrapnel piercing thru your soft muscle tissues, right? All of these are just my imagination. Don't take it seriously.

Before I forget, I think I can prove time travel thru this blog. It’s simple. I will write down a word today on a piece of paper which I will pass on to my son. Then he’ll pass it on to one of his children, and it goes on and on until it reaches to a time when a descendant of mine enjoys the benefit of time traveling in budget.  Then I will ask that descendant to come back to our time. Maybe tomorrow is enough time for him to prepare. I'll put the date tomorrow on that piece of paper. He has decades and centuries starting today anyway. Of course my son can transfer the note into something that can last longer than a paper. Then to prove it, I won’t ask too much from him to meet me in person. I’ll just ask him to send me an email tomorrow, anytime, where it contains the word that I will write down later.  I'll put my email address on that note so he'll know where to send it. If I receive it, you will be my witness of this discovery. Or maybe I’ll just keep it. Let’s see.


18 comments:

  1. sana naisama mo yung lake house na movie... medyo related din eh... ako i don't believe in time travel eh pero sana nga buhay pa ako if ever na available... andami kong gustong balikan eh...

    nice post... well thought... galing!

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    1. Walang anuman bro. Sana ay napasaya ka rin sa post ko na ito. Alam ko isang emotional na araw ito para sa yo. Cheer up. Thanks sa pagbisita :)

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  2. genius idea/.mas gusto ko yung concept ng time travel sa book na timeline ni michael crichton pati na yung movie with gerard buttler.

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    1. Di ako familiar dun sa concept ng time travel ni crichton and buttler. Try ko nga hanapin yan minsan. Thanks Phioxee. :)

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  3. i like the concept of time travel. however, changing the past would obviously changes the present and the future. and i think it is not the situation alone but the people that the time-traveller interacts with along the way before he got back will also change or erase like he might not met that person etc.

    anyway, nice post.

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    1. That's exactly what happened to the move Back to the Future. Their present year was changed because of some changes done in the past. That wouldn't be cool.

      Thanks Ken. :)

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  4. Based on what I've read about time travel hindi pa siguro sya magiging possible in our generation. You have to go faster than the speed of light. Physics-wise our bodies might not be capable of travelling that fast, unless maybe we go through a wormhole.

    Science-aside, na-aliw naman ako sa experiment mo. But, if no one emails you, that means a lot of other possibilities like: 1. You don't get to have grandchildren 2. The world might end a few generations from us 3. The paper was lost. 4. Time travel won't happen.

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    1. That's another thing that makes this experiment exciting. If someone emails me today, it may prove that time travel is true. If not, then it can't still be a proof that time travel is not true. :)

      Thanks Rae

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    2. But I believe time travel (to the past) isn't possible. We would've seen evidence of that in the past or right now. And I believe that if you can travel to the past, you won't be able to change anything. :P

      Anyway, I hope you take time to watch "The Illusion of Time" on youtube. It's an interesting documentary :)

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    3. I don't count myself either to believe that it's possible to travel back in time. though if it can be done, it's cool right? And yes, you can't change anything even if we can travel there. And even if we can, it will be of a different plane.

      I'm also thinking about this quantum physics thing (naku, nose bleed na. di ako science person pero i'll try). Remember the schroedinger's cat experiment? The cat is both alive and dead at that point. There are always 2 or more different outcomes which are possible for every event. And the universe splits on those different outcomes to give way on both of them. Nung bata ako naisip ko rin ito, hindi kaya yung ako kahapon e nasa ibang lugar na yung isa e hindi nangyari yung nangyari sa kin kahapon? basta ganon, ang gulo. hehehe

      That's why, my suggestion is that harry potter-ish type of gaining brain data of specific events. it's like a reenactment of that event thru that man's recorded perception thru his different senses. :)

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    4. And thanks for sharing that youtube title. I'll definitely watch it. mahilig ako sa mga ganyang docu.

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    5. Dumugo nga ilong ko sa schroedinger's cat na yan. And the mere fact na familiar ka sa schroedinger's cat, palagay ko magiging interesado ka nga sa illusion of time. Almost an hour sya pero interesting.

      Pero nakakatuwa din manood or magbasa ng mga bagay about theoretical physics, lalo na kapag nahihirapan na ako maintindihan, lalo ako na-r-remind to be humble, how insignificant I am relative to all of the universe. Minsan naiisip ko na 'to gain understanding of the universe' you have to have the mind of god.

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  5. pareho tayo Sir Rogie!

    ayoko na balikan ang nakalipas kahit gaano pa kasaya yun. tama ng maalala ko pero para balikan ulit, parang malulungkot lang din ako after. gustuhin ko rin naman makita ang future ko parang ayoko rin ata masyado. yun na ang surprise sa akin ni Lord. Basta everyday kailangan lang maramdaman ko buhay ako, minamahal ako, nagmamahal ako at kahit may pagsubok hindi ako nag-iisa sa mundo. kaya ang favorite kong balikan ay sarili ko lang kung ano ang totoong ako. hohoho!

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    1. Thanks Madam Hoshi. Yun nga rin, kasi kung ano yung tayo ngayon dahil yan sa pinagsamasamang karanasan natin noon. :)

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  6. it depends on the interpretation of anyone.

    I for example, believe that it is possible. cases in point:
    - leave sat 8am from manila. 18+ hrs of flight. arrive 1sat 11am at Minneapolis.
    - get a concorde flight from paris to new York and/or vice versa.

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    1. Yan ang pinakaposible pre. Puedeng magcelebrate ng birthday ng ilang beses kada timezones. hehehehe.

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  7. At sub-atomic level (where the theories of quantum mechanics rules) time travel is possible. Some scientists observed some sub-atomic particles traveling back in time. Also, recently, they discovered sub-atomic particles that can exist at two places at once. It is a sort of bilocation but in sub-atomic level (which made me wonder if St. Padre Pio (the saint who is known to bilocate) has the ability to transform his body particles to the one that can bilocate so he can bilocate (but I digress)).

    I can say that I am know is the result of everything that happened to the past. Going back to the past just to change it is equal to the rejection of my current. The rejection of me. That rejection, which is the reason why many people want to go back to the past to change the negative aspect of their past, can be seen as a form of hatred to the self.

    A truly happy person, or those person who fully accept himself as a child of God, will not go to the past to change anything. Acceptance of the self means acceptance of the past.

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    1. Oo nga, nabasa ko yun kay St. Padre Pio. Nakikita nga raw siya sa iba't ibang lugar at the same time. I'm wondering din kung aware ba siya na nagagawa niya ito or baka nagagawa niya without even knowing he's doing it.

      Yung sabi nga about teleportation, it's impossible daw sa tao pero kung possible eh baka ibang tao na yung matransfer.

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