History Fridge / TheTimeMachine

8th Sep '16 7:19:28 PM PaulA
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*** A novella published in {{Analog}} in [[TheEighties the 1980s]] addressed these points (the following is a paraphrase, maybe somebody could find the story to correct the quote): "All time-travel stories have assumed that the traveller becomes intangible. They have also assumed that the traveller is affected by Earth's gravity and thus doesn't go floating off into space. Put these two effects together and you don't have ''The Time Machine'', you have ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''."

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*** A novella published in {{Analog}} ''Magazine/{{Analog}}'' in [[TheEighties the 1980s]] addressed these points (the following is a paraphrase, maybe somebody could find the story to correct the quote): "All time-travel stories have assumed that the traveller becomes intangible. They have also assumed that the traveller is affected by Earth's gravity and thus doesn't go floating off into space. Put these two effects together and you don't have ''The Time Machine'', you have ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''.''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''."
23rd May '15 1:53:56 PM jercox
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**** If that's the case, it's a good thing the Morlocks moved the machine before it made its next trip. I hope the traveler realizes this before he tries occupying either same spot again.
14th Apr '13 5:20:45 PM soothsayer
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23rd Mar '13 7:41:02 AM Random888
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13th Jan '13 10:28:22 PM randomeyes
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*** A novella published in {{Analog}} in [[TheEighties the 1980s]] addressed these points (the following is a paraphrase, maybe somebody could find the story to correct the quote): "All time-travel stories have assumed that the traveller becomes intangible. They have also assumed that the traveller is affected by Earth's gravity and thus doesn't go floating off into space. Put these two effects together and you don't have ''The Time Machine'', you have ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''."
2nd Mar '12 4:14:14 PM Lightice
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*** Maybe it became a "haunted spot" where something invisible instantly annihilates anything that is inserted in that space, like an object moving at relativistic speeds would destroy anything it came in contact with?
4th Sep '11 9:23:24 PM SuddenFrost
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** Never mind not being able to see the time machine -- I can't believe that over the course of 800,000 years nobody walked through the space that the time machine occupied, or built a wall across it.
25th Jul '11 8:21:57 AM Faboba
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*** Well one way to explain it, consistent with the temperature changes the traveller experiences, would be to say that, for example the time machine experiences one microsecond every hour - if you happen to be looking at the right place at the right time you might catch a flash of it, but will probably not notice it. However, for the guy in the 'time bubble' each microsecond of contact with the normal world, if the normal world around you is a glacier, will cause temperature decrease.


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*** Clearly he does move in space then, in a manner consistent with the Earth's gravitational field. It's a lot easier to explain how to avoid this problem with a 'static' time machine which gradually moves through time than e.g. a Delorean which travels instantaneously.
16th Jul '11 10:20:07 AM zrice03
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** I think it can be best put thusly: According to Newton, yes everything is in motion, but there still is some absolute framework of space and time that motion can be compared to. But Einstein came along and showed that, no, there is no absolute space ''at all''. It's not that we can't measure it, ''it doesn't physically exist''. There is, however, a four-dimensional block of absolute space-time with events sprinkled within it. We see space as three-dimensional "cross-section" of this block with our motion dictating how the "cross-section" is sliced. If we change our motion, and we change how the block is sliced (an excellent illustration [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lorentz_transform_of_world_line.gif here]]) So, for our time machine, saying that travelling through time would mean it would leave Earth and end up in space is not necessary justified by the physics. It's possible that it would remain on its original path and stay on Earth.
1st Jun '11 2:31:29 PM twingle93
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** For all we know the reason the Eloi and the Morlocks have no disease is the result of genetic tinkering or immunization which would make them immune to all diseases, past and future. Smallpox may be almost wiped out, but we still immunize against it.
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