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Show Of Hands January 13th, 2013 12:00am

If a private company invented a time machine, should it be confiscated and outlawed by the government for the safety of the overall community?

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optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
01/20/13 12:11 pm

Stephen Hawkin & Richard Dawkins Private Co. has finally made a time machine!!!!

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/20/13 6:54 am

If it was my time machine that was outlawed, I'd just take it back in time, change whatever caused it to be discovered in the first place, and then bring it forward again in time again.

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
01/19/13 9:19 pm

No. The only thing that would be worse than a time machine in private hands, is one managed by the government.

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1428kris
01/19/13 2:38 am

How do u know the govt doesn't have one now that they've been using?

1428kris
01/19/13 2:38 am

How the fuck would we know, past got changed, our memories would as well, who cares?

redpantsjam
01/18/13 9:27 pm

As long as they keep it safely locked and only a small number of responsible people from the company could use it... Keep it.

itanimulli
01/16/13 6:00 pm

Why the fuck would you sell that? I'd keep that for myself.

prbeth
01/16/13 4:06 pm

Changing the future/past could cause a domino of events. Personally I would rather live in a world where I knew the present, no matter how bad or good, than reap the consequences of the unknown.

Micah
01/16/13 12:44 pm

You know what they say about stepping on a butterfly.

heny California
01/16/13 11:47 am

well...in my expert opinion regarding the space time continuum. based my recent travels I would say no confiscation is needed.

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
01/16/13 7:47 am

knowing the government, they'd confiscate it and use it for themselves...

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filmreview
01/16/13 4:51 am

Contr The idea of time travel is impossible so the whole question is pointless accept to identify with should govt control everything

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/15/13 12:09 pm

Lol. Just seen a thing or two.

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bweezy Shitsylvania
01/15/13 8:39 am

Read only then no but if they could rewrite history then yes.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/15/13 8:07 am

If there is a God, maybe he's wondering what's taking us so long to build it and use it.

EarlyBird Portland
01/15/13 8:01 am

Your name should be wiseman. :-)

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BobGee65
01/15/13 6:33 am

I used to believe that the government always had my best interests in mind but not any more.

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thathrlady
01/15/13 4:59 am

I said, "No," because why would we be able to trust the government with such a device?!

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thehopedivision Atlanta
01/15/13 3:12 am

Perhaps it will be invented.. But they are smart.. Kept it under wraps.. Started early on with plans to take over the world.. Perhaps they're referred to as the illuminati..

Perhaps..

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thehopedivision Atlanta
01/15/13 3:07 am

Umm.. Obviously they do confiscate it. That or it never exists. Time travel is a difficult thing to wrap your mind around.

AnnieM The Island
01/15/13 3:01 am

I certainly don't disagree, but I also think that unfortunately they aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
01/15/13 2:57 am

Without some defeater, we are rational to trust our perception of things coming into and going out of existence and of the changing state of the universe. There is material continuity in the universe. It's not like you can just change back like it is a slideshow presentation.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
01/15/13 2:52 am

I disagree. Traveling to different universes currently in a state like our past would be possible, but that would not be real time travel. Real time travel would require that the past and future "currently" exist, instead of just being previous and upcoming states of the universe.

b4mytime Orange County, CA
01/15/13 12:32 am

Great Scott Marty! Stop submitting questions on this thing. If Biff finds out it could cause a catastrophic paradox!!

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mrcoyote Casa Grande
01/14/13 11:00 pm

Outlawed fully, no. But it shouldnt be allowed to go past the civil war.

imBobertRobert
01/14/13 10:10 pm

There are so many theories about that who knows what would happen. I prefer the "infinite universe" theory that says that a second universe will be made from an action. It wouldn't affect us at all, only that universe.

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meeksb11
01/14/13 10:04 pm

Thats very true. But still over money driven vs power driven I find power driven to be a much more dangerous motive.

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Steve6453 Michigan
01/14/13 9:18 pm

America could have been nuked by terrorists six times over and sombody keeps going back in time to stop it, we would never know

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KathrynRose
01/14/13 8:51 pm

I was thinking along the lines of whether or not stuff could come back with whoever went (ex. Dinosaurs, diseases). Because if so, maybe that's not the best idea unless we want some sort of freak dinosaur apocalypse or second bubonic plague..... ;-p

StarGazer4 Thinking of a friend
01/14/13 7:57 pm

The number of Doctor Who references in these comments are making me very happy right now

tdaddy diversity
01/14/13 7:49 pm

No!!! All governments since the beginning of time have thought that way, and look what happened, nobody ever invented one, or if they did it was snatched by government and destroyed, and nobody ever found out. Now isn't that sad? ):

abby21 Illinois
01/14/13 7:38 pm

At that point, any distinction of jurisdiction is essentially nonexistent.

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brandn1687
01/14/13 7:32 pm

Don't give it to the government, they'd fuck shit up worse than anyone.

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AnnieM The Island
01/14/13 7:22 pm

All three movies seem to come on TBS and similar channels with some regularity.

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tdaddy diversity
01/14/13 6:45 pm

Outlaw alcohol and only organized crime will have it. Oh wait, they tried that strategy in the 1930's. That didn't work either. Obama wasn't even born yet. Get my point?

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tdaddy diversity
01/14/13 6:42 pm

Outlaw pirated music and only felony copyright pirates will have it. Oh, wait, my next door neighbor has it, my dentist has it, a whole bunch of lawyers I know have it, my mom has it. Wasn't George Dubya president when the RIIA got busy suing bunch of grandmothers? 'Guess that strategy sucked huh?

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benjaminbot
01/14/13 6:14 pm

Yeah it should be outlawed! Whoever owns it might try it and that will create some type of paradox. Not even worth the risk of leaving the fate of mankind to one person. Especially when nothing even remotely similar to going back in time has been done before.

Aliggan China and Florida
01/14/13 6:12 pm

Considering the infinite number of parallel universes, all possibilities have, are, or will be happening anyway. What we choose would be another skew of the timeline. It wouldn't be "us" in the past that the time machine could visit.

Nortnarg Mo
01/14/13 6:09 pm

Outlaw time machines and only the outlaws will have them!!
Obama out law.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/14/13 6:02 pm

Go to the future and steal resources. Wait, they are already stealing from our kids.

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
01/14/13 6:01 pm

In all seriousness, if I had a time machine, no one would ever know. So how could the government take it?

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/14/13 6:01 pm

Rig those elections and play the people?

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
01/14/13 5:57 pm

Yes, because now with a private time machine I can make sure everyone who voted no will never be born.....MWA HA HA HA!!!

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/14/13 5:57 pm

You don't want them to know what you know. And you don't want them to know what you know.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/14/13 5:55 pm

Why do you think some discoveries are never filed for a patent?

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