Thursday, June 30, 2016

Transcendental Time Machine

One of those common topics of conversation, perhaps more among young people than us serious 'adults' is, "If you had access to a time machine, where would YOU go?"

While, obviously, if you had a time machine you could go both forward into the future, and backward into the past, surprisingly, most people don't think about going into the future, but rather into the past. Perhaps it's because we are very aware OF the past, but not so much of the future. In fact, for many, the future is a frightening thing  - both individually, and as a society or planet. What might the future look like? Will we even still be here as a species?  Will there be alien invasions or a take over by the robot servants?  World wars? Famine?  Or some type of Utopian world?  I think, for many, it is too much and too abstract to think about, and SO...we think where in the past we would want to visit.