Node Js Developer By Trade, FF14 Player By Heart
- May 4, 2017
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So...does that mean that if you could make yourself have negative mass you would actually start going backwards in time just by existing? If you had a device that could generate a field that reversed your mass to negative then you could just turn it off when you want to stop.But for a thing that has at least some mass you need infinite amount of energy to be able to reach the speed of light,... So how much would you want to need to reach FTL speeds? And also,how will you decelerate if you have no time to do so?
Other than this there is only one thing that could reverse time. In anti-matter the time goes backwards. However, if anti-matter is inside matter, it dies in a blink. And if matter is inside anti-matter, same.
Absolutely true. I can't think of an exception that was done well enough to warrant breaking this rule.NEVER hide the fact that there is time travel.
I'd agree if you had said "what kind of story", but I'm not sold that time travel is effectively sci-fi. Or that those are the only three ways to do time travel. Those three tend to lead to my least favorite part of time travel stories, namely that it's bad and you shouldn't do it.You MUST know which kind of sci-fi you are writing.
This is largely true of basically any plot device or phenomenon that shows up in stories. I hear this said about magic more than about time travel. It's absolutely important.A set of rules that you follow through always, this is so there's consistency and the reader/player/viewer can understand things properly.
I already brought up Chrono Trigger as one that doesn't make it sound bad. Is it juvenile?but it will always come across as juvenile.
So is forced pacifism. And medicine. And government. And so on. So many things have great ideals and yet reality ruins them. Are you saying we shouldn't play god and fight death with modern medicine? Anything taken to it's logical extreme is horrible and messy. That's life. Should stories constantly show us the horrors of literally anything in our life, or should we have something we can enjoy?It's one of those things that's so messy and morally grey that to portray it as good just ignores all of the terrible ethical questions involved. It's just one of those things that gets more and more horrible the more you think about it.
If you're actually going to bring this up, is there a way to play god that isn't morally wrong? We've already gone far past any point of pretending we as the human race don't play god. Even the act of writing fiction is, on a small scale, playing god.It is literally the worst possible way for a person to play God.
Short Answer: It is NEVER morally right to play God. We humans have limited knowledge and plenty of flaws and biases so having the audacity to think that a single individual knows how the universe should be run and that they don't need anyone's permission to make it so is just ridiculous.I already brought up Chrono Trigger as one that doesn't make it sound bad. Is it juvenile?
So is forced pacifism. And medicine. And government. And so on. So many things have great ideals and yet reality ruins them. Are you saying we shouldn't play god and fight death with modern medicine?
JRPGs tell us that we can trust destiny, that there can be a localized evil, that combat can solve problems, and that there can be happy stories. And yet if you actually sat down and thought about any of those four things, suddenly all the questions of time travel apply just as negatively here.
On another note, 'forced' time travel usually avoids these problems since you don't have a choice in affecting the future. No matter what you do, you already ruined everything and now who you are will dictate your actions in a different time period.
If you're actually going to bring this up, is there a way to play god that isn't morally wrong? We've already gone far past any point of pretending we as the human race don't play god. Even the act of writing fiction is, on a small scale, playing god.
Would it be okay with consent? You didn't directly talk about the playing god part with medicine and government. Is it okay to play god if everyone consents?So why would it be okay to alter the past and erase people from existence without anyone's consent just for the sake of what a small group of people believe is "a better future"?
I'm not saying it's necessary to dodge the moral issues, but rather the way you look at them is different. It's like the difference between choosing to kill someone vs realizing you've killed someone and dealing with the fallout.It's just a cheap narrative device to attempt to dodge serious moral issues.
Are there positive implications? Really, these same questions can be applied to all sorts of things, and it seems to always end with "do anything and it makes you a bad person". Yes, that's a gross oversimplification, but as far as I can tell, all the things you are talking about with time travel apply to most concepts. You can even apply them without thinking about time travel. The only difference between having time travel and not is knowing the results of your actions. Who lives and who doesn't exist because I'm writing this response right now?incorporate all of the negative implications