On the Dangers of Time Travel

It has been obvious for decades to anyone who understands quantum mechanics that that the scientific consensus on theoretical physics is wrong. General relativity is background independent. Quantum field theory is background dependent. They cannot both be correct.

According to the Copenhagen interpretation of thermodynamics, entropy is emergent from time. Anyone with with half a Noble Prize in Physics can tell that this is backwards. Time is emergent from entropy.

Everything that can be said to physically exist, from an unobserverable wave function to living cat, is a macrostate. A random walk along microstates evolves in the direction of higher entropy macrostates even in the absence of time. In this way, entropy is more fundamental than time.

Putting entropy before time explains why all quantum fields locally maximize proper time. It solves the problem of Baryon asymmetry and dissolves the semantic stopsign at the Big Bang.

If you have worked out the details of quantum gravity for yourself then you have seen in your equations exactly how to build a time machine.

The best theoretical physicists have managed to suppress this technology. In a historically unprecedented conspiracy, they have not published anything useful for decades.

While the physicists buy time, the rest of us must invent systems to maximize the benefits of time travel while minimizing risk. As a consequence of this progress, there is a nonzero Bayesian probability we could turn on a time machine without instantly destroying the multiverse. But no weight of electronic paper discussing time travel safety can prevent a malevolent actor uninterested in safety.

As a last line of defense, the cosmic speed limit is below 88 everywhere in the solar system, it is illegal to buy plutonium in a drugstore and phone booths have been quietly disappeared. But we cannot expect such flimsy mechanisms to hold forever as technology advances.

We must build a temporal displacer first, before the enemy does.