Time travelling in 'The Phantom Menace'.

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Time travelling in \'The Phantom Menace\'.

I'm sorry, this actually has nothing to do with Episode 1, but it got your attention, so please read on..

Here is a slightly ironic thought..

One of the problems associated with understanding the possible effects of 'phsically' time travelling, is that 'time' is the creation of our limited perspective of the universe.

However, here is a very ironic thought..

You would think that the problem lies with our inabilty to percieve the past, present and future as one complete whole. This generally raises these questions..

The past has already happened to us, so how can you revisit it?

The future has not yet happened to us, so how can it exist for us to visit it?

Here's the irony. We can perceive, the past and the future, because we are able to ask questions about them..they are not beyond our imagined perception. What we cannot perceive is what we automatically take for granted...THE PRESENT.

Try to imagine what we perceive as the present...it doesn't effectively exist..we can't perceive it.

As soon as your brain tries to contemplate what is occurring at any given current instant, that point is in the past. No matter how quickly your brain operates, you can never perceive time in the present.

There is no length of time that can be called the present. We can only percieve an event that has already occurred to us, or one that has not. There is a point that we cannot perceive that is the divider between what we perceive as the past and the future.

To our perspective, there is a past and a future with nothing in between.

Re:Time travelling in \'The Phantom Menace\'.

Well said. It is exactly this ironic and enigmatic quality of "time" that forces me to comtemplate the possibility in my "Bill Nye trick" statement earlier on this page.

It's as if the one reality of time, being the one we humans have so much trouble perceiving, that we have assigned "our" reality to aspects of it which may not exist. (Past/Future) And "current" accepted Standard Quantum Theory is leading us even further astray. Einstein questioned Heidleberg (uncertainty principle) and Neils Bohr (effect before cause). Why shouldn't we all?

We may not yet be able to grasp the significance of it, but, there is only ever one correct answer to the following question:

"What time is it?"

Ans: "Right now"