There's something I've been thinking about,I called it A Big Paradox of Gold, it's not real but it's quite interesting, if you wondered it's purely fictional, but I think this might interests you, so give it the chance to read it...
First, let's assume that we can travel across time travel and that we can go to the past without creating a new timeline.
If you were to travel into the past intending to stay for any length
of time, you would need something that could be used as currency. There
are three options. First, you could bring back modern money, which
wouldn’t work because no one would accept it. Second, you could bring
back archeological coinage from the region and era that you’re traveling
to, but outside Roman coinage this creates a supply and demand problem
in the modern day. Third, you could bring back a commodity that has been
traded as a secondary currency in several ancient societies and
So you go for option number three, and you take back gold.
Gold would be the most universal currency for the backwards time
traveler. So long as a non-zero number of ancient/pre-modern
civilizations are willing to accept it as currency, there will be a
non-zero number of backwards time travelers that take it back as a
So let’s track an individual ounce of gold. There’s roughly a 10%
chance that an ounce of gold mined in the year 2012 is brought out of
the earth in the United States, so that’s where this particular ounce
comes from. A time traveler buys that ounce of gold, and heads back in
time where he trades it for goods and services in ancient Persia around
425 BCE, leaving the gold behind. The problem arises because that ounce
of gold now exist in two places in the year 425 BCE, once in Persia, and
once in the ground in the North America where it won’t be mined for
another roughly 2500 years. So that gold that you left with the Persians
is crafted, melted, and remelted over the course of twenty-five
centuries until it eventually becomes part of a Krugerrand in 2012. This
bullion is then bought by another backwards time traveler on his way to
celebrate the millennium in the Holy Roman Empire (which wasn’t holy,
Roman, or an empire). Now in the year 1000 there are three copies of
that ounce of gold, one in the ground in North America, one that was in
Persia, and one now in modern Germany.
And so on.
This creates a problem, and a paradox. As the number of instances of
the same ounce of gold increase in the year 2012, the value of gold
drops. Of course, this makes it all the more attractive as a currency
for backwards travelers, until the runaway inflation created by these
time travelers serves to crash all past commodity markets as well. So
the first paradox comes from all commodity markets being destroyed (once
gold crashes, we’d move onto silver, copper, diamonds, etc.).
This would also serve to turn most gold into a bootstrap paradox.
Gold mining stops in the past for two reasons: 1) there’s less value to
the metal and 2) there’s an easier supply of gold coming from those
funnily dressed strangers.
There’s also the problem that every time this ounce of gold is taken
back and left behind, it increases the overall mass of the earth by one
ounce. It’s a little bit of mass at a time, but it adds up under
The gold stacks up until the day that time travel is
invented, and then it begins to disappear as it is taken into the past
to get caught in these loops. It would recreate the gold market, and put
the earth on a diet as all the extra mass is lost. Assuming our gravity
wasn’t so affected that the moon crashed into the earth or we went
careening out of our orbit.
Potential solution to the hyper-inflationary problems: going back
with consumable goods. Especially modern produce. Strawberries,
pomegranates, modern bananas, kiwifruit. You’d still have the issues
that the matter within those fruits existed in some form in the past, so
there’s still the problem of increasing the mass of the earth, but at
least the commodity markets would be largely unaffected both in the past
and the present.
Well this is something that came to my mind, so what do you guys think??? I hope you enjoy it, that's all for today, see u soon...