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#16 abysal

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:31

So no picture of this so called 1930s Dupont phone?


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:53

Hmmm interesting.

 

Well techincally speaking everyone at this very second is travelling into the future.

 

For example, after an hour has passed, you've just travelled one hour into the future.   I don't know why people don't class this as time travel, just because its a slow rate of time travel doesn't mean it isn't time travel.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:10

It wouldn't surprise me...

Thank you! Took the words right out of my mouth.

What makes me laugh is that these conspiracy theorists don't believe that a mobile that size could exist back in the 1930's, but they're completely content to put the whole thing down to time travel. :blink:

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:16

Thank you! Took the words right out of my mouth.

What makes me laugh is that these conspiracy theorists don't believe that a mobile that size could exist back in the 1930's, but they're completely content to put the whole thing down to time travel. :blink:


Haha yeah this totally baffles me too.
At what point do people think that Time Travel would be easier than a smaller device? If that was the case surely we'd all be time travelling by now rather than using mobiles.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:45

It's a wireless phone, not a cell phone. Big difference both in time to market and size.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:57

How did she get reception?

 

Also, people probably don't know, the "Daily Mail" news paper quite often posts lies and are a known racists paper.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:16

Clearly an aid of some kind .... time traveller is ludicrous ... no cell phone towers = no one else to talk to.  Some people are thick in the head if they truly believe this stuff.  It's cool to find videos like this, but the facts are there ... just because we don't know what the reason that woman is holding a device to her ear in the video, doesn't mean it's some outlandish science fiction crap.  The fact is, the first woman has an experimental phone device as she clearly stated.  And the second video is clearly a hearing aid or something ... either way, none of this stuff is related IN THE SLIGHTEST to time travel.  And anyone who truly believes it is, needs to grow up and start living in the world that exists outside of their mind.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:59

Clearly an aid of some kind .... time traveller is ludicrous ... no cell phone towers = no one else to talk to.  Some people are thick in the head if they truly believe this stuff.  It's cool to find videos like this, but the facts are there ... just because we don't know what the reason that woman is holding a device to her ear in the video, doesn't mean it's some outlandish science fiction crap.  The fact is, the first woman has an experimental phone device as she clearly stated.  And the second video is clearly a hearing aid or something ... either way, none of this stuff is related IN THE SLIGHTEST to time travel.  And anyone who truly believes it is, needs to grow up and start living in the world that exists outside of their mind.

Plus if the woman was from the future then she wouldn't have been able to use the phone unless she wants to alter history in someway.


Thank you! Took the words right out of my mouth.

What makes me laugh is that these conspiracy theorists don't believe that a mobile that size could exist back in the 1930's, but they're completely content to put the whole thing down to time travel. :blink:

I do think it could have exisited, but it is likley a prototype that was simply ahead of its time so it was shelved.  Plus take into account that the world was still in the great depression at the time, no one would have been able to afford one.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:20

Hmmm interesting.

 

Well techincally speaking everyone at this very second is travelling into the future.

 

For example, after an hour has passed, you've just travelled one hour into the future.   I don't know why people don't class this as time travel, just because its a slow rate of time travel doesn't mean it isn't time travel.

 

Uh, no. That is just the natural progression of time. You don't say you've physically traveled anywhere while you're sitting still, do you? Of course not. But technically, the earth is both moving on its axis AND in its orbit, so you're actually going pretty far. Time travel denotes passing through time in a way that is different than normal. If you wanted to make the argument that astronauts are time travelers (because less time (milliseconds less) passes for them while they are in orbit) then I could see that argument.   



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:34

Uh, no. That is just the natural progression of time. You don't say you've physically traveled anywhere while you're sitting still, do you? Of course not. But technically, the earth is both moving on its axis AND in its orbit, so you're actually going pretty far. Time travel denotes passing through time in a way that is different than normal. If you wanted to make the argument that astronauts are time travelers (because less time (milliseconds less) passes for them while they are in orbit) then I could see that argument.   

Good point.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 13:21

Plus if the woman was from the future then she wouldn't have been able to use the phone unless she wants to alter history in someway.


I do think it could have exisited, but it is likley a prototype that was simply ahead of its time so it was shelved.  Plus take into account that the world was still in the great depression at the time, no one would have been able to afford one.

 

There are two basic reasons to Time Travel:

 

1. To observe events

 

2. To change history in some way  ;)

 

 

And, there have always been some rich people, able to afford new, expensive gadgets.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 13:37

I think like others have posted that this is a hearing aid.(1920's) 
 

The ones posted below-- people might say are Phones as they were sometimes refereed to as, 1920 - anyone ever hear of a gramophone 

 

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People sometimes refereed to anything dealing with hearing to equate to a phone .

I can remember my Great Grandmother saying that she needed batteries for her phones (which she meant hearing aids) and she lived during the 1920's. 

What we would call a phone (telephone) she would call a switchboard.