Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Al - for real this time!


First, to those who are seeing this for the second time, I apologize. I goofed and scheduled prematurely :(
To those who are seeing this for the first time today, yay! and nice to see you :) This blogfest is brought to you by LG, Stephen Tremp, and Laura Eno and asks, where - or when - would you like to go if you had one round trip ticket through the wormhole. The only requirement is to explain your answer in 100 words or less.


Now, I'll grant that I'm tempted to take a trip back to the past but that tends to make me a little nervous because what if I changed something and it turned out badly?  Even a trip back to talk to myself and explain a few things could have unforeseen consequences so I think I'm going to leave the past where it is, behind me. Instead, I think I'll set my sights on the future and see where we are in a 1000 years. Have we invented faster than light travel yet? Do we have a colony on Mars? Have we conquered aging? Made clones? Traveled to far flung galaxies? Because that's what I'm most curious about, the future of us. And I have to tell you, if it's really cool...I might not come back :)

Where/when would you go?

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  1. My son just asked me this morning if people might live on Mars someday. Guess I'll send him to you for the answer ;)

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    1. I think we could live on Mars - if we either terraformed it or created domed living areas. The question is, do we want to?

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  2. Definitely the future. I might just come back a few years after my death so I could hang out with my daughter and grandchildren for longer.

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    1. That's an idea, although it would be sad to leave.

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  3. We have clones now! Wait, that's just me.

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    1. we do have animal clones; they're just not easy to make and they seem to have health problems. But I can't help but wonder if someone somewhere is making human clones...

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  4. Geez, I'm not sure which time period I'd go visit. If it was the past, I guess it would depend on what position in life I'd be thrust into. A princess of some major dynasty...sure. A commoner with no social or human rights...NOT.

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    1. You might think twice about that - Princesses had no more rights than the commoners did really; they were owned by their fathers and then owned by their husbands. Of course, if it's just for a visit, it could be fun depending upon who you picked and the time.

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  5. I wonder what things would look like 1,000 years in the future. I bet it would be cool to see.

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  6. the world will not survive if they made my clones..... just sayin' ... :)

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    1. I always think I'd be the one who'd hate my clones the most, lol.

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  7. Might not come back? I never considered that. Excellent post and thanks for participating.

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    1. Yours was excellent, Marcy. I enjoyed reading yours. I've only read Alex's so far, but both of you did great.

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  8. But what if it's Planet of the Apes!!!

    And, wow, I have the strangest sense of deja vu reading this today...as if I've already been to the future to read this post. :P

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    1. Then I'll just climb right back in that wormhole and zip home!

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  9. Ooooh! Never considered not coming back. I'd miss my family too much.

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't thinking about them (my bad) - but maybe I could send a note back and tell them to come if it's really cool.

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  10. A one-way trip? Now that would be truly brave!

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    1. well, one way assuming I like where I end up - otherwise I'd skedaddle back quick!

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  11. Could be a good idea to hang on to that return pass...just in case.

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    1. Oh, yes. Definitely hold on to the return pass.

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  12. The future is a curious thing...my future grandkids will be positively amazed by what so many of us lived without!

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  13. I think I'd also be tempted to not come back. Depending on what we found, of course! Great idea to go so far ahead.

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    1. Yes, the future might be a lot better, more interesting, not to mention spaceships!

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  14. Oh, man--if we could go to different planets and galaxies at super speed, that would be cool. i bet they do themed planets, then you could experience all the times, but with plumbing...

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    1. oh yes, definitely WITH plumbing, lol.

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  15. Definitely to the future!! Even this time next year would be great!!

    Take care
    x

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    1. I'm actually more afraid of next year than I am 1000 years from now. Plus if I went into next year I might meet myself and that would be a paradox and crash the entire universe.

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  16. The future is an exciting choice.

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  17. Meet me in 1000 years (I chose that too) on Literati World where I'll be checking out all the books and libraries on a world dedicated to writers.

    I think we could adjust.

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  18. i don't travel well---and when i do, i want to come back pretty soon--interesting post!

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  19. It'd be kinda scary to travel 1000 years into the future and find nothing there... I'm not sure I'm brave enough to attempt that one.

    I couldn't wrap my mind around traveling to the past either, because even as an "observer", wouldn't our presence there risk causing some unintended consequences? Killing Hitler, for example, would save a lot of lives, but I... and probably a lot of other people... would never have been born. That's why I chose to go to a parallel universe. That still boggles my mind a little, but it helped me get around the Butterfly Theory and those thorny paradoxes.

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    1. If there was nothing there I'd be bummed. But I hope we (us humans) can get our shite together and last that long.

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  20. I chickened out of choosing the future, though it's extrememly intriguing. Maybe once you get there, time/dimension travel will be commonplace and you won't need your return ticket. :)

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  21. It is hard to imagine what changes will have happened. Would history have repeated itself again (wow the things that could come back), will it be almost utopia, or like Planet of the Apes?

    If you don't come back, make sure your return ticket doesn't get into the hands of some crazed maniac!

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    1. Oh don't worry, I'll keep tight hold of that ticket!

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  22. I'd definitely hop into the future just to see if my old friend Doc Brown was still....oh wait..I've said too much, already!!

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  23. i love that you wouldn't try to change your life at all!

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    1. well, I would like to change my life. but I'm afraid if I changed something in the past I might affect something I didn't want to - hence my choice of going forward. It seemed the safer choice :)

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  24. I'm a bit scared of a future that far ahead. What will the earth be like and life on it? I'd go just far enough to know what to invest in in the next 5 to 10 years.

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    1. I'm fascinated by the future. I just wish I could live long enough to see some of the things I imagine :)

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  25. So curious to see what the future holds for our race!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  26. Visiting from the National Wormhole Day blog hop. There are a lot of people looking to the future, so you (and they) are in good company! I said I'd go back and study with Einstein so we could replicate the stable wormhole experience.

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  27. 1k years in the future - that would be very awesome to see.

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  28. The future certainly is intriguing, especially as far ahead as you'd like to travel, Marcy. Do blog about it when you return...

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    1. lol, that would certainly get some interest!

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  29. The future would also be my choice.

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    1. Yes, I think I'd rather look into the unknowable future than the past.

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  30. I remember this post :), and I agree the future could be so amazing that I would love to see it!

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    1. That's what I think, too :)

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  31. I'm with you! I'd love to see what our future holds - I'm hoping we stop messing up our planet and fix a lot of things! :)

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    1. Oh, I definitely agree with you there!

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  32. Not come back?!? What are you thinking? How could you leave your readers? You've got to come back and tell us all about it.

    Evalina, This and that...

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    1. lol. I think some of my family members might say the same thing!

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  33. It would be interesting to see where our planet will be in 1000years. I hope we start kayaking better care of it so it is still here then.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly with you, Maryann.

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  34. Oops I meant taking. I'm using my iPad and did not notice it changed the word. This auto correct function is nice most of the time, but not when I push the wrong button at the wrong time.

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    1. lol. I knew what you meant :)

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  35. I'm with you! I'd love to see what our future holds - I'm hoping we stop messing up our planet and fix a lot of things! :)

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  36. I'm not sure if I'd come back if it was really cool. I probably would, and just sit back with the knowledge that future generations will help save the world.

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    1. Yeah, it would be hard to return if the future was extremely cool.

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