Preventing the Higgs boson… from the future?

Essay – The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate – NYTimes.com

A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

via GOOD

What I want to know is how far in the future it is that we a) discover the Higgs boson and b) realize its danger. It must be a while, unless time travel is imminently possible.

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