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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #25 on: 19/09/2016 20:48:53 »
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I think you are more likely to be everywhere at once.

How much thought have you given to the full implication of that, Jeffrey?
 

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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #26 on: 20/09/2016 00:21:02 »
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I think you are more likely to be everywhere at once.

How much thought have you given to the full implication of that, Jeffrey?

None.
 

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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #27 on: 22/09/2016 21:12:45 »
Let’s take just one consideration.  By “everywhere” presumably you mean everywhere in the Universe.  In which case, do you spread out to fill the Universe, or does the Universe, conceptually, contract to “match” you; as might be consistent with Bohm’s “implicate order”, where you are the Universe?
 

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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #28 on: 23/09/2016 10:06:54 »
I am not sure what to think about Bohm's ideas. If you have infinite energy do you required an infinite space to contain it?
 

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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #29 on: 27/09/2016 20:45:52 »
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However the question is still open because physicists have realized a way to do it but it requires the use of two cosmic strings passing each other and that's not something one can control and nobody has ever detected a cosmic string yet.

I’m glad you mentioned that, Pete.  I met this idea a few years ago when I read Gott’s “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe”.  I had difficulties with it then, and would appreciate some guidance. 

My understanding is that the two strings must each be “moving at 0.9999992 times the speed of light”, so your ship has to be travelling at this speed, just to keep pace with the string. 

In the infinitesimal moment when these strings are close enough to make your manoeuvre “possible”, you have to overtake the string without reaching “c”.  You have to pass in front of it without being hit by a string the mass of which is at least 4 x 10^16 tons per inch, travelling at almost c.

After changing direction, you have to pursue the other string, that is travelling at  0.9999992 c, and has a good head start on you.  Again your speed must remain below c. 

Isn’t there something about scenarios needing to be possible.

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This means that you're scenario is impossible,
 

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Re: Does what we see depend on how we look?
« Reply #30 on: 27/09/2016 21:42:56 »
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I am not sure what to think about Bohm's ideas. If you have infinite energy do you required an infinite space to contain it?

That would seem to be a logical conclusion, but I think that in the implicate order the energy (like everything else) "is" the Universe.
 

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