The bad message
To proof a time travel theory, tests have to be conducted to receive back some confirmation of receipt. The objectives of such experiments could be rather complicated and might exist of the following:
- Sending knowledge about future events, so that the prophet can have prophetic knowledge.
- Not revealing in detail these future events in a way that they could be avoided or in an attempt to do so, introduce new events into history.
- Not revealing future scientific knowledge.
- Receiving back some proof that the message got received and recorded.
The fine line of sending good or bad prophecy to the past might be defined as following:
Good prophecy is so explicit that it confirms that the future exists and can be known, without giving away how it is done and when exactly the indicated events will take place.
The idea behind this, is to confirm only that traveling and communication with the past (or future) is possible but in doing so not causing any negative impact on history.
A message should be called bad when the result of an experiment is undesired or the objectives not reached. Sending bad messages can cause collateral damage or the experiment might not generate any result at all.
Undesired results can be listed as follows:
- No results whatsoever
- The result does not confirm the success of the experiment
- The past get changed and/or a new chain of events gets introduced
The actual cause of having undesired results might lay with any of the three entities of the communication model. However, it is only the sender that understands what is going on, initiates the experiment and with whom lies the full resposibility for the consequences. The receiver is not aware of an experiment and can't see the impact of his actions on history. He might even think that he is communicating with a spirit of a long dead person.
Since the sender has only limited control over the receiver, he must use the message wisely to influence and manipulate the receiver. The sender might have to deceive, delude and manipulate the seer in such a way that the documents written by the seer are written correctly.