Endless Sleep and Real Life Time Travel
I want to be in a comatose state. I want to know the feeling throughout the period that I'm gone. In movies and other television shows, it is shown that people fall asleep or pass out for days at a time. Isn't that a temporary comatose state from over exhaustion? Is there a possible way for me to pay to go into a temporary comatose state?
The definition of comatose is "of or in a state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, especially as a result of severe injury or illness" or "(of a person or thing) extremely exhausted, lethargic, or sleepy." The latter is to be taken in a humorous setting.
'A state of deep unconsciousness', this bares the question of experiences during an unconscious state of mind. Is passing out from a lack of oxygen intake or overheating a form of going unconscious? If it is, then I've gone unconscious a couple of times, but not for very long. The first time I passed out, it was a weird feeling and both weightlessness and heaviness. It was right after I got my cast off from having a tree-bone fracture in my wrist after I fell off my scooter around a turn. Right before this happened, I got grounded from technology indoors, thus meaning that I had to go outside to enjoy myself. When I broke my wrist, my mother thought it was a secondary rebel against her grounding because the doctor said I'd have to play video games to not lose strength in my wrist. I remember watching the doctors use a saw to cut through the cast and the high amount of dust that it brought into the air. One thing the doctors forget to tell you is that your arm will get really pale while under the cast because no direct sunlight hits it. Anyway, when I was leaving the place, I grabbed onto my mother's arm because my eyesight was starting to fade away like. It faded as though I got up really quickly and my blood has yet to follow, or when stretching for a bit too long and the sensation makes the eyesight disappear. We were starting to walk to leave the office as my eyesight was fading away and I remember telling my mother, "I can't see any more" and then I remember a sharp pain in the back of my head. Everything for the sense of my sight was a bit clouded afterward, but the sense of touch still existed during the small time on unconsciousness. I could sense my ragdoll body being picked up and laid down on top of the medical beds. And then I was being asked multiple questions on what I ate that day, and all I ate was the flavored ice sticks. The excuse I gave for passing out was that there was a girl in the lobby that I fell head over heels for.
The second time that I passed out was during a chorus recital in the sixth grade. It was early morning before school and the whole chorus student body had to meet up to start rehearsing for our concert that was later that year. I wore a heavy sweatshirt that I regretting not taking off before getting on stage, but I don't remember taking a shower that morning so I probably smelled really bad and taking the sweatshirt off would've been worse. I was standing two rows from the top of the bleachers and a little to the right. A kid named O'Brian stood behind me as we recited the concert. After about three or four songs into our seven-song concert, I started to feel a bit light headed and my back was sweating constantly due to the constant standing in the hot bleachers. Being stuffed next to eight kids surround me could get very warm due to body heat, choreographed movement, and our breath as we sang. Everyone fought for the same air, and most of the time, I was on the losing side, only getting a small portion of air because I wasn't that talented at singing. Eventually, through the lack of a good source of oxygen, over-exhaustion, and heat, my vision faded away and slowly I fell backward into O'Brian's arms. He didn't know that I was passed out so he stopped singing and grabbed me and then pushed me. My body was weightless and I was flung like a ragdoll onto the stage below. I didn't feel anything because, by the time I woke up, students were crowded around me and same with a teacher. I didn't feel pain as I was pushed off the stage. I had time traveled. I had lost time within the last known second that my memory recorded to the time I woke up seeing my teacher in front of me. My unconscious mind had transported me into future in which others were concerned about me; however, my body did age so was it really time travel?
What is time travel? Well, it is exactly what it states. Travel is the event that occurs from point A to point B. Time is a made up concept for organization purposes throughout the human life span. However, when put together it is taken more often as a theft. Time Travel is portrayed in movies as the transfer of someone or something from point A to point B without changing any physical aspect of the object except by possibly ridding of some layers. For example, in the Terminator movies, the time travel is possible, but it burns off the clothing of anyone going through the time travel, but they stay the same physically through the travel. But, couldn't time travel be considered a travel from point A, in time to point B, in time with aging? This is where the comatose state comes into play. When someone goes into a comatose state, they are considered living, but they don't know anything that is going on, or whether they are going to wake up or not, but it is a quick second to them. For everyone and everything around the person in the comatose state, they are living the life as normal and time is going normally to them. Time for the person in the comatose state goes exactly how my unconsciousness time went. They remember the last known thing recorded by their memory and then time passes. Then finally they awake in a time that is new to them. They managed to travel through time from point A to point B in a second to them, but over time to everyone around them. People in comatose states that end up waking up are real life time travelers albeit the aging.
For example, and be warned for SPOILERS on the anime, "Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi", or known as "ERASED", the main character, Satoru, ends up being in a comatose state for fifteen years. Throughout the anime, the audience learns about his friends and the people that he affects from his childhood. Also throughout the anime there is a hope of the audience for Satoru and Kayo to get together as they go through life. They are a lovely and perfect couple but as seen in the effect of the comatose state that Satoru was in, Kayo and Satoru don't end up being together, but it still is heartwarming to know that she lives instead of dying like she does in the other story lines that occur in the series. Before ending up in a comatose state, Satoru remembers figuring out who the killer was that killed three girls in his hometown when he was young and eventually drowning. Then he wakes up in his mother's house fifteen years later, taller and older than he last remembers. To Satoru, a second when by from drowning, to waking up and being fifteen years in the future, but to everyone around him, it was fifteen years of time.
I stated earlier that I want to be put into a comatose state, but it isn't so much for the time travel from point A to point B, but because my small amount of time being unconscious. I want to know more about the effects of being in a comatose state and also what the person undergoes while being in a comatose state. I want to know if this could help further help develop the technology for being in a deeper state of unconsciousness that will help get to the 'Hollywood' version of time travel with Cryogenic Sleep.
I want to help science take the next step, so put me to sleep for awhile!