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If You Could See The Past

Kyle_the_Heretic
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7/5/2015 7:33:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I completely agree with all those who relegate time travel to science fiction. But let's say, hypothetically, that we could capture any part of the past, and view it, as if on movie screen. What do you believe would be the result of such an ability? How would it effect criminal activity. What actions would governments take, knowing that nothing would be "top secret"? How would we all react to knowing that there is a complete lack of privacy for anyone? Which mysteries would you like to observe first. Would you be more interested in solving evolutionary theories, or religious contentions?

Of course, the answers depend on who and/or how many (just a few/everyone) can view the past, how accessible that ability is, and how easy or difficult it may be, as well as any possible restrictions to that ability. Just choose the scenario you prefer.

Just thought it might make for an interesting discussion.
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dee-em
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7/6/2015 12:58:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/5/2015 7:33:34 PM, Kyle_the_Heretic wrote:
I completely agree with all those who relegate time travel to science fiction. But let's say, hypothetically, that we could capture any part of the past, and view it, as if on movie screen. What do you believe would be the result of such an ability?

I suspect a complete rewrite of much of human history.

How would it effect criminal activity.

It would severely curtail most premeditated crime since there would no longer be any unsolved thefts, assaults, murder etc. Hopefully graffiti vandalism would subside too.

What actions would governments take, knowing that nothing would be "top secret"?

It depends on whose hands this technology fell into.

How would we all react to knowing that there is a complete lack of privacy for anyone?

There's not much now, and it's getting less by the day!

Which mysteries would you like to observe first. Would you be more interested in solving evolutionary theories, or religious contentions?

Solving evolutionary theories (especially the origins of homo sapiens) would automatically spell doom for the Abrahamic religions.

Of course, the answers depend on who and/or how many (just a few/everyone) can view the past, how accessible that ability is, and how easy or difficult it may be, as well as any possible restrictions to that ability. Just choose the scenario you prefer.

Just thought it might make for an interesting discussion.