SW10/HCC: Powernaut 2005 #1 through #3: Who Is The Powernaut?

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 28 21:28:44 PDT 2012

On Apr 27, 6:58 pm, Scott Eiler <sei... at eilertech.com> wrote:
> On 4/27/2012 1:24 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 03:18:23 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> >> Parts 1 - 3 of a 4-issue mini-series.  Part 4 will also be aimed at High
> >> Concept Challenge, and I'll probably get it in this weekend!
> >>http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/2005.htm
> Powernaut 2005 might need a text feature:  Help, S.O.S.!  Andrew P.,
> you're on the line...
> > Innnnnnnteresting.  I don't think I quite get fractal time, tho.
> "Hello, Andrew.  I'm not sure *anyone* gets fractal time.  I've never
> heard the concept seriously discussed.  Even among fiction buffs I've
> heard talk of fractal dimensions - and still not fractal time.  I may
> actually have invented the concept.  Fractal time *does* explain a lot
> of things about the Powernaut.
> "That timeline I drew is like a road map for time.  Each sideways shift
> goes into an alternate universe.  Each reverse shift goes back in time
> to start over.
> "For example, if you look closely just to the right of 1954 where 1955
> should be, and you drew a line straight up from there, you'd find the
> Powernaut's history crosses the line forward twice and backward once.
> Backward was a reality shift; the second forward crossing was PowerTEEN.
>   And PowerTEEN is nowhere near the flat line at the bottom, so he's not
> part of our reality.
> "For another example, look at 1962.  It's nowhere near the flat line
> either, but it's closer than 1955.  At least it had the real Powernaut.
>   But that rocket we flew to Mars then is still not part of the flat
> line history which normal people live.  I'm privileged to have shared a
> lot of the Powernaut's history, so I've seen his incredible worlds.
> "Since the line is fractal, there are always more changes.  That's
> happening even to the flat line now, which we all experience.  If the
> Powernaut were here, he'd be able to deal with it better than the
> present-day heroes have."

Isn't that just "non-linear time"?  I mean, Powernaut is a teenager in
1955 and an adult in 1954.  So, presumably, the Powernaut from 1955
goes back in time and joins the army in 1941 and then goes to Venus in
1955.  No problem, except that he obviously can't remember being from
1955 when he is fighting Hitler in 1941 because then he would already
know the outcome of the war.  Oh, the headaches!

It works a lot better if you are talking about elementary particles.
Elementary particles can't remember things so they don't worry about
why they decayed into an electron-positron pair BEFORE one of them
absorbed a photon from a nearby atomic nucleus.  That way they don't
get any headaches worrying about causality.


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