Time to be a Hero: Branching Time and Changing the Future

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Abstract

Backward time travel seems like the best thing since (and perhaps even before) sliced bread. It makes Hiro Nakamura seen nearly unstoppable (at least when he has his powers). Think about it: Rather than goin toe-to-toe with Sylar, Hiro can simply travel back in time and defeat him while he's still in diapers. Rather than endlessly worrying about whether Ando wil become a "bad guy," Hiro can just wait to see whether he does and, if he does, go back in time and prevent whatever does and, if he does, go back in time and prevent whatever event pushed Ando over the edge. Any time Hiro doesn't quite manage to save the day, he can just travel back and try again. What superpower could be more useful to a hero?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeroes and Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationbuy the book, save the world
EditorsDavid Kyle Johnson
Place of PublicationHoboken, N.J
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages123-139
Number of pages17
Edition9
ISBN (Print)9780470373385
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Luck, M. (2009). Time to be a Hero: Branching Time and Changing the Future. In D. K. Johnson (Ed.), Heroes and Philosophy: buy the book, save the world (9 ed., pp. 123-139). John Wiley & Sons.