The first part works of the post, but the second part doesn't. If you kill you're past self, then you already have killed yourself, so you never live to the point in time in which you can kill yourself...
But then if you don't live to kill yourself then you'll live to kill yourself....
But with the loop the time travel will create, the only way for you to live is to not kill your past self when you become your future self. :l
The loop would only exist every other turn. You kill yourself then you disappear from the future, then you won't kill yourself so you live to the future.
The loop ends with your end, it's not like you'd be reincarnated... Right?
No... but there's obviously multiple you during different times. If you grow old and you kill your younger self, then your younger self won't grow old to kill your younger self. So the younger self will grow old to kill your younger self. Get it?
That makes sense. I was functioning on the assumption that killing your younger self would in turn kill your older self.
It will kill your older self. But by killing your younger self, that means the younger you won't grow old to kill your even younger you
So basically, there's a loop in which there's two potential realities that exist at the same, limited time?
Haha, I'm not sure if I understand that... explain it to me again, so I can give you a clear answer of what the logical thing I would think would happen.
In the span of time from whenever the younger self would be killed to whenever what potential effects of their lives could've had end, there is two potential realities at the same time that, as you said earlier, alternate. It's like a loop that has two paths that connect at the beginning in the end.
Ahh it's sooo confusing, but I think I do get it. Yes, is the answer? If time travel exists in the way op is describing it, then there should be a different person for each instant time. So as you're going through your life, there's another you going either a second later or before you. Always at a different time.
If you're even doing the same thing at all, yes. The funny thing is, though, if time travel will ever exist, it already has. :P
Yeah, so unless it's highly monitored and won't let anyone find out about it's existence, then it probably won't ever be created
I guess so. All the theories I've heard on time travel would fail anyway, especially when it comes to going back in time.
No. It's still suicide. You just killed yourself in ANOTHER time. That means you killed yourself in the future. It's still suicide.
This made me think of "concerning hobbits..."
I don't think my mind works very well concerning time travel stuff. I always get confused
Start the frenchtoast up :)
Our futer self
this is what he was talking about
yes, you are right
Awesome idea.... :)
Thank you, realdizzy, for making me think today.
Technically that's impossible. If you go back in time then you've already gone back.
For example, if the you of the ten year future goes back ten years... Then he's here right now. And it would be impossible for him to kill you. Because it's already been done in HIS past, our present. So if he succeeds (which he can't) then the present you dies, meaning there is no future you. So he obviously fails. You can, however kill your future self.
This is interesting too: http://www.laserfarm.com/?p=595