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arthur stead
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I just had one! (An original thought). But I'm not so sure humanity is ready to hear my idea. So I'll wait a few years before sharing it.
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On 2013-12-14 16:34, satellite23 wrote:
Time travel and space travel (not like outer space, but more like if I were to disappear and reappear across the room an instant later)

I think those will be possible within a reasonable amount of time, but probably not this century.

I agree. But those aren't exactly examples of original thoughts. Both time travel and teleportation are ideas that have been around for a long time. They just haven't been realized yet. (Although, what amounts to teleportation takes place at the quantum level.)
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Teleportation! Thank you for reminding me of what that was called. I couldn't remember for the life of me.

I was watching The Prestige the other night, that's why I was thinking of teleportation.

Time travel in and of itself may not be original, but the amount of information we learn from the past/future could be.
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On 2013-12-13 19:53, Mary Mowder wrote:
There may be original thought all the time which is summarily dismissed as ridiculous.

Original thought may not thinking I'd welcome but I'm sure tired of some of the old ways of thinking.

Even if there is original positive thought, it tends to take #s of people in agreement to bring about change.

We've done a lot (good or bad) with synthesis. Not new but new combinations that can add up to something new.

-Mary Mowder

My point exactly!

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To the OP: No, you cannot discover sonmething new about yourself that fundamentally changes anything.

Now, if you need to learn something that matters, learn something about everyone else.
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You all have got windows brain chip implants, which are always crashing. Your original thoughts come from head office.
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Don't know ... what do you think?
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On 2014-01-18 13:46, wulfiesmith wrote:
Don't know ... what do you think?

"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

" we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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