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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It was something about a watch that could speed up you up at the molecular level to the speed of light, allowing you to do almost anything while everything else stood still.

hmm, that was a 1960's Twilight Zone episode starring Burgess Meredith as a geeky, bullied librarian. since nearly every TZ script dealt with irony as its plot device, Meredith embraced being alone in the world and reveled in being able to read any book he wanted now.

but then he broke his glasses and couldn't see.


Yep. And Goosebumps remade the concept, then the Simpsons with a Tree House of Horrors episode, then Clockstoppers, then Click. And I'm sure a ton of other stuff in there as well.
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It was something about a watch that could speed up you up at the molecular level to the speed of light, allowing you to do almost anything while everything else stood still.
hmm, that was a 1960's Twilight Zone episode starring Burgess Meredith as a geeky, bullied librarian. since nearly every TZ script dealt with irony as its plot device, Meredith embraced being alone in the world and reveled in being able to read any book he wanted now.

but then he broke his glasses and couldn't see.
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^ ok, so it was an end of the world apocalypse survivor story. so sue me. wait, don't sue me, since you know how to.


Burgess Meredith went on to have an illustrious career playing the Penguin on the tv BatMan show.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQME2YYG44
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You meant this one VD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmA9v7v3dc
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You meant this one VD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmA9v7v3dc
Bet I can guess how it ends ...
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You meant this one VD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmA9v7v3dc
Bet I can guess how it ends ...
With the credits, probably.
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You meant this one VD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmA9v7v3dc

Bet I can guess how it ends ...

the guy's glasses break on the steps of a burned out library.

wait. whut?

i think he robs a bank while time is frozen, but then yes, the watch breaks and he's all alone.


but anyway, back to space colonization... anyone ever consider WE'RE the ones being colonized...?

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but anyway, back to space colonization... anyone ever consider WE'RE the ones being colonized...?

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Well, Rihanna does look kind of like an alien. Plus Michael Jackson.

So, probably.
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but anyway, back to space colonization... anyone ever consider WE'RE the ones being colonized...?

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Well, Rihanna does look kind of like an alien. Plus Michael Jackson.

So, probably.

Taylor Swift.
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but anyway, back to space colonization... anyone ever consider WE'RE the ones being colonized...?

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Well, Rihanna does look kind of like an alien. Plus Michael Jackson.

So, probably.

Taylor Swift.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ldTjXFlWtkM#t=74s
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3. You do not end up in the future if you travel near the speed of light. That is not how relativity works.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_travel_using_constant_acceleration#Planetary_reference_frame
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3. You do not end up in the future if you travel near the speed of light. That is not how relativity works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_travel_using_constant_acceleration#Planetary_reference_frame
That's just basically restating the differences of how observers experience the passage of time based upon frame of reference. Or am I missing something?
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Burgess Meredith went on to have an illustrious career playing the Penguin on the tv BatMan show.


...he also trained Rocky Balboa, arguably the greatest boxer known to man. Rocky ended the Cold War, you know.
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3. You do not end up in the future if you travel near the speed of light. That is not how relativity works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_travel_using_constant_acceleration#Planetary_reference_frame
That's just basically restating the differences of how observers experience the passage of time based upon frame of reference. Or am I missing something?


It's called time dilation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation

There's also length contraction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_contraction

It's why you don't need to travel beyond the speed of light to travel between the stars in a reasonable period of time. All you need to do is keep accelerating.

The down side to all this is that the faster and longer you accelerate, the more earth years go by for every year you experience as the traveller.
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