Category Archive: Practical Time Travel

Jan
22

Step Forward, Step Back

Phil and Stephen discuss a number of developments that may be moving us closer to the future we’re hoping for, as well as some which seem to be making that future more remote. Topics include: Asteroid mining: not worth the effort? Shutting off the aging gene NSA super-spy capability New Tech to replace the wheelchair …

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Feb
11

Classical Time Travel Isn’t Practical

Practical Time Travel for Beginners, Part 1 To begin with — for the sake of clarity — I want to distinguish my subject from a related topic with which it might easily be confused. So let me be clear from the start that I’m going to be writing about practical time travel, not standard or …

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Jan
15

Passing Time

Do you ever just stop and notice the passage of time? Yeah, well don’t do that. Time should never just pass. You should be engaging time. Driving it. Time is change; it is the progress of the universe from one configuration to another. If from your perspective it is merely “passing,” it means that you …

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Jan
10

Getting a Handle on Your Future Self

Psychological research indicates that it’s not easy for people to grasp how much they are going to change over time. A recentĀ  New York Times piece explores this phenomenon: When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over the years. But when we …

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