Some few weeks ago, I was able to catch the classic sci-fi movie “Back to the Future” parts 1, 2 and 3 on a cable channel. Everyone knows that the story’s about time traveling. I saw the movie quite a few times before when I was a kid but it was the first time I saw the 3 parts in succession. In short, it was the first time I understood what really happened.
|They were shocked that I understood the story just now.|
Whenever time-travel comes into a discussion, the question on which era a person would like to go back arises. Some say they want to go back into a time when a world-changing event was happening. Like during an important person’s assassination. Or during when a milestone in human history happened just like the launching of the Apollo 11 mission. Some simply wants to go back in time when their deceased loved ones are still around. Some even goes too far like thinking of going back into the first days of men and stopping Eve from eating the forbidden fruit at the Garden of Eden. Another which I think is common but a worse idea is going back to the time when our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. I say it’s worse because I can’t imagine how it would be very painful to see a loved one which I know did not do anything wrong getting punished and killed for the mistakes that I am the one guilty of. Just the thought of it is too heavy to bear so I don’t think I can handle witnessing that.
A lot of theories and thinking within the science communities circle around the study of time travel. Some say it’s impossible. Some say it is possible and is already happening. Some says you can only travel forward but not backward. I don’t know which is true. Everyone's talking about sciences behind it. I might be an electronics engineer but I can’t even remember 90% of what I learned. But I know that I’m good with the 10% and with that, I might be able to find a way to prove something on this time travel idea.
Cellphone user during Chaplin's time? A time traveller? Watch the video.
I can imagine why a lot of us wanted to go back in time. Most of it is connected with the mistakes we did in our life. At the onset of our errors, we automatically look at the past and hope to turn back everything around. Due to the fear of the implications of our mistakes, we hope that we can have a rewind and change our decisions which put us on that stinking situation. If only we have a time-travel machine now, most of us will go back in those days. It could be what we all need. Or maybe not.
The failures and mistakes we did all pass by. Then we learn from it. And we hear a lot of people thanking that those things happened to them. For they enjoy in the present the good fruits of those mistakes they committed. It’s not always that obvious. But more often than not, good things come from the lessons and experiences of the failures and mistakes that happened in our life. And we only get to know the reason of why things happen when we reach the future of our past mistakes. And that future is now. So if there’s a time travel machine beside me when I make a major blunder, rather than going in the past and trying to change my decision, I’ll rather try a quick peek of my future to see what improvement it makes me for doing such mistake. Or I might choose not to spoil myself on doing future previews and I’ll just let everything happen.
|Maybe,this is the better movie for you.|
But yeah, maybe we can have a time traveling machine of sorts. I’m thinking of a Harry Potter-ish type where we can capture data from human brains on specific eras of their lives, scanning not just images but also the sounds, the smell and the taste of everything in there. Or if possible, even the physical feel of that scanned point of their lives. And then doing the brain data scan of several person who experienced that era in parallel to get different perspectives of what happened. Then collecting them all in one supercomputer which in turn creating a 3D (or 4d, 5d, or whatever) images of all those scanned data from those persons’ brains to recreate and replay that specific point of event. That is why including the physical feel of the replays is optional. You don’t want to experience how it feels to get a flaming hot bullet nor grenade shrapnel piercing thru your soft muscle tissues, right? All of these are just my imagination. Don't take it seriously.
Before I forget, I think I can prove time travel thru this blog. It’s simple. I will write down a word today on a piece of paper which I will pass on to my son. Then he’ll pass it on to one of his children, and it goes on and on until it reaches to a time when a descendant of mine enjoys the benefit of time traveling in budget. Then I will ask that descendant to come back to our time. Maybe tomorrow is enough time for him to prepare. I'll put the date tomorrow on that piece of paper. He has decades and centuries starting today anyway. Of course my son can transfer the note into something that can last longer than a paper. Then to prove it, I won’t ask too much from him to meet me in person. I’ll just ask him to send me an email tomorrow, anytime, where it contains the word that I will write down later. I'll put my email address on that note so he'll know where to send it. If I receive it, you will be my witness of this discovery. Or maybe I’ll just keep it. Let’s see.