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    Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Saw a post on Facebook about a guy who built a time machine and wished to go back 6 months to bet on sporting events, or buy stocks, whatever. So he sets his machine for 6 months ago and bam! but the Earth is physically not where it is now, it's actually on the opposite side of the sun in its revolution. So this poor sap and his time machine materialize in cold space...instant death for the time traveler.

    If one is time traveling, wouldn't that automatically place the time traveler, and his machine, in the same physical space where the Earth was 6 months previously?

    Maybe we don't have anyone with interest in such an intellectual question. But, if we do, please chime in.

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Were you dropped on your head as a kid?

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    I asked for someone with interest in an "intellectual" question. So far no one has responded.

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    Saw a post on Facebook about a guy who built a time machine and wished to go back 6 months to bet on sporting events, or buy stocks, whatever. So he sets his machine for 6 months ago and bam! but the Earth is physically not where it is now, it's actually on the opposite side of the sun in its revolution. So this poor sap and his time machine materialize in cold space...instant death for the time traveler.

    If one is time traveling, wouldn't that automatically place the time traveler, and his machine, in the same physical space where the Earth was 6 months previously?

    Maybe we don't have anyone with interest in such an intellectual question. But, if we do, please chime in.
    I'm not a physics type, but I do consume unhealthy amounts of sci-fi.

    Go re-watch Interstellar. The premise is that gravity is the force that can cross dimensions, including time.

    So long as the time traveler were bound to Earth's gravitational field, he or she should be fine.

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    The premise is that gravity is the force that can cross dimensions, including time.

    So long as the time traveler were bound to Earth's gravitational field, he or she should be fine.
    Seems pretty flimsy to me but a great excuse for another flick.

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    Seems pretty flimsy to me but a great excuse for another flick.
    Wait for it........

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Wait for it........
    Lol

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Here's my take...a time traveler would appear wherever the Earth was 6 months ago. If the Earth was at some location on March 24, 2018, at some point in its orbit, that's where/when the time traveler would be too.

    Besides H.G Wells had no issue with his guy traveling throughout time, materializing in empty space.

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    Re: Any physics/engineering types wish to tackle this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    Saw a post on Facebook about a guy who built a time machine and wished to go back 6 months to bet on sporting events, or buy stocks, whatever. So he sets his machine for 6 months ago and bam! but the Earth is physically not where it is now, it's actually on the opposite side of the sun in its revolution. So this poor sap and his time machine materialize in cold space...instant death for the time traveler.

    If one is time traveling, wouldn't that automatically place the time traveler, and his machine, in the same physical space where the Earth was 6 months previously?

    Maybe we don't have anyone with interest in such an intellectual question. But, if we do, please chime in.
    Yes.

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