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sandygrimm
28-10-10, 22:33
...You had tomorrow's newspaper today?

I have been watching a serial called Early Edition (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115163/) ( 1996-2000) About a guy Gary who get's a newspaper every day with information about the day ahead.

Would you take it for granted or would you use it for good?

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The Great Chi
28-10-10, 22:35
I would want to know the state lottery numbers :mis:

And I would give 1% to charity, I hit the jackpot ;)

trlestew
28-10-10, 22:37
Then someone will realize a tradegy might strike the next day. The person saves those people form the tradegy. Then it's the Final Destination movies from there :p

xXhayleyroxXx
28-10-10, 22:38
Then someone will realize a tradegy might strike the next day. The person saves those people form the tradegy. Then it's the Final Destination movies from there :p

That is exactly what I would do. Early newspapers = bad.

TheRCroft
28-10-10, 22:52
Wow, hoe could I never watch this series? It is a bit too old for me. But the idea is indeed creative.
I guess I would use that "power" for my own good, and for the good of others. As @The Great Chi said, it would really come in handy, cause we could know the numbers of lottary :p But it would be also helpful to prevent some really bad things to happen, if it was in our reach, of course.
Anyway, thank you very much for posting :D

Cochrane
28-10-10, 23:06
What are the rules? Can I change events described in the newspaper, or canít I? When I change them, does the paper change as well?

I think the impact I could have would be pretty little, because not all local events are in the paper the next day and even if they do are, itís usually so unspecific that I have no idea who to warn. As for global events, sure, I can post on twitter, but my chances of having an effect would be limited.

So I think my choices would be two-fold: I could scan and post the newspaper and post it online for all the world to see and draw their own conclusions. After a few weeks, doubts should have been suitably removed, and while lotteries might die out completely, it might help humanity as a whole.

That seems like too much work, though. An alternative would be trying to find out who exactly keeps sending them to me.

sandygrimm
28-10-10, 23:15
What are the rules? Can I change events described in the newspaper, or canít I? When I change them, does the paper change as well?


Yes. If you change an event the paper changes.

patriots88888
28-10-10, 23:37
...and while lotteries might die out completely, it might help humanity as a whole.

Sporting events would not though, and I would make a bundle off of the gold (results) that is/are printed. :p Although, I might have difficulty finding a bookie to take my bet after so much winnings. Basically, I would get what I could while the getting's good. :D

Encore
28-10-10, 23:39
Maybe earn a living as a "psychic". :whi:

Alpharaider47
29-10-10, 00:44
I suppose it would depend. I guess there'd be a certain thrill to stopping crimes and such, but I don't think I'm really the superhero type :p

snork
29-10-10, 01:06
I have been watching a serial called Early Edition ( 1996-2000) About a guy Gary who get's a newspaper every day with information about the day ahead.

lol, if this is the series I think of - that is among the stuff making me immediately switch channels. :p

Cochrane : in that series, it is all about trying to change situations going bad. The idea is nice, also that it usually results in unforeseen other problems (the newspaper changes accordingly to the hero's actions) but the main actor / character ("Gutmensch") and the simplicist morale in the series put me off.

robm_2007
29-10-10, 01:52
i remeber that show :p

the cat would deliver it or something :pi:
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i would try adn help people. i would do some bad, but for good reasons. i would see the stock market for the next day adn other things. adn i would try adn become a Stock Specialist/Lottery Number Expert/Psychics/Sports Score Predictor, etc.

i would be so rich. i would donate prolly most of it top charity, but i would keep some, cuz it would take lots of money to buy all those newspapers :p

sandygrimm
29-10-10, 07:22
lol, if this is the series I think of - that is among the stuff making me immediately switch channels. :p


I like the idea of getting to choose what to do if you had the next day's news at your doorstep,..brought by a cat . :P, Even the fact that someone is trying to change the outcome of those bad situations, saving complete strangers, taking. Not necessarily a hero, but just a member of society doing something besides work his life away.

But than everyone has their taste in tv shows and movies. ;) TBH the shows back than are more creative than most that are now.

This kind of reminds me of that waco series Joan of Arcadia.:p

The Great Chi
29-10-10, 09:50
I aways like these 'can I change history by knowing the future' type of si-fi stories.

As to whether changing things in the past affects the future, we will never know, unless we already know the future.

I remember a show when I was a kid, and it explored this type of thing in an adventure type of way, and it was called 'the time tunnel'.

Two guys get stuck in the past and try getting back to the present, and end up killing god knows how many people in the past by interacting with them :D

I remember one specific episode where they were back in the roman legion time, how they got there from the USA I do not know, he he.

Anyway a hoard of romans start attacking the two guys, so they send a soldier from the present equiped with machine guns and gernades and helps the two guys fight the hordes off. They win of course.

Now would that affect the future, as archeoligists would dig up ancient machine gun cartradges and blown up skeletons, weird !

Or does the world just go on to an alternative time line, whereby there would be milliions of alteranative time lines, to suit discrepances in time.

No wonder Doctor Who has problems, Oh, my head hurts now :D

DragonSlayer
29-10-10, 09:53
I remember this show didn't watch it much but i liked it.

Anubis_AF
29-10-10, 10:18
sandy I love that show! :jmp:
And I imagine it would be an enormous burden and a responsibility :/

tampi
29-10-10, 10:45
lol according to the first post, soon to have the newspaper on hands I'd be concerned about the time factor and the responsibility havinig it on my hands.

Anyway, come all conditioned by the time you get that option.
24 to operate is only a short time. You have very little time advantage.
24 hours without sleep and running ---->:whi:







Those series seem interesting

Ikas90
29-10-10, 11:47
Just watched the whole episode. Pretty interesting show! :)

I would try not to tamper with future events though. Could make things worse. Fate is something you don't mess with.

cezy rockeru
29-10-10, 12:49
I'd:
•win money
•save the world[again,like I did in my dream last night:pi:]
•tell you when the Earth chashes:vlol::pi:
some of you:mis:

but...
I think I wouldn't take a look to the future,because in cartoons the protagonist dies then:pi: