Looper, 5.4

Paradox 5.5 | Meta-time 4.5 | Cumulative concept of time, 13.5 | Two dimensional time 4.4 | 二次元時間 4.4

To be logically consistent WITHIN the movie’s story, Young Joe (in the year 2044) should not be able to influence Old Joe, who had time-travelled to the year 2044 from the year 2074,because that Old Joe is from another timeline. The proof is that Young Joe’s experience in the year 2044 is different from Old Joe’s experience in the year 2044 when he was young.

They are not the same person, nor the same person at different ages within the same timeline. At most, they are different versions of the “same” person from two different timelines (aka “parallel universes” or “histories”).

Young Joe’s changes should affect the same-timeline-Old-Joe, but not any Old Joe’s from any other timelines. So the Old Joe within the movie should not have been affected when Young Joe hurt himself.

Also, the changes of the same-timeline-Old-Joe due to the actions of Young Joe should be seen only by the author (meta-time), but not by Young Joe until he has become that Old Joe 30 years later. 

The author unintentionally, or intentionally, has confused two story timelines. Moreover, the author unintentionally, or intentionally, has confused the story-time and its meta-time.

— Me@2013-07-05 10:32 PM

2013.07.11 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK