I suppose I should be thankful I was raised on a steady diet of Star Trek, Star Wars, Quantum Leap, and books that featured all kinds of sci-fi themes. As I got older, I discovered even more wonderful things hiding in this genre and for a while it was a bit of an obsession. Time travel is probably the coolest idea to me. The idea of being able to go back to any point in time, past or future, just opens up so many possibilities.
Think about going back to any point in history and seeing it, in person. Obviously, you wouldn’t be able to really do anything because you wouldn’t want to change the course of history but still, let’s think about this for a minute. Imagine being there when Teddy Roosevelt charges up San Juan Hill or watching Marie Curie work in the laboratory.Think about watching Caesar in Gaul or being there when Annie Oakley was performing. So many amazing things to witness.
Even in the last 50 years, there is so much to go back and witness. Then think about going to the future. I mean if you could ahead and see what happens, what would that do to you? I love these questions. I could talk about them for hours. It’s just one of those things that just fascinates me. I don’t even know when I would go first. And then the other major question. Do I go alone or do I find someone fun to go with? Or do I find some kind of academic like Doc Brown to come with me so that if something bad happens, I have someone smarter than me to figure things out while I just goof around and explore? And then the other important question – what if someone wants to come back for a little while do you take them like Bill and Ted took Abe Lincoln and Socrates? Even more importantly, do you get Napoleon the Ziggy Piggy?
If time travel ever comes into existence, I want to sign up for it. I don’t care where I go. Ok, well maybe I care a little since there are a few things in history I really could do without seeing but there are so many other options! I’d even offer to do a time exchange where I spend a year in the time I pick and study it. See what it was like. Maybe not a full year. Maybe more like three months but still, it would be enough time to really see what it was like in that time. It’s such a cool thing to think about. Excuse me while I now go make a list of all the places I would want to travel and what I would do when I get there.
This blog post is part of the July NaBloPoMo. The theme this month is “Decade.” It’s a fun time so you should go see what the other NaBloPoMo bloggers are writing and maybe even think about blogging along!