Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our Time:

How do you think future generations will view our time? Do you think we will we be despised for not dealing with global warming? Or will we be ridiculed for ever believing it in the first place? Are we leaving too much debt for people in the future? The reason I ask is because in the year 2000 someone claiming to be a time traveler from 2036 begin posting on an Internet message board. His name was John Titor and according to him:

You should probably know that this time is not remembered for its selflessness, charity or ability to work together.

I don't know of any past time that is held in deep contempt. Maybe the Soviet era. That was a grand experiment that never worked. Rome's debauchery is looked upon with amazement, not moral judgment. The Nazis are viewed as the definition of evil, but nobody really blames 1930's Germans. Maybe that will change with the invention of time travel. Entire generations will be appraised and held to account:

Have you considered that your society might be better off if half of you were dead?

The time traveler though, appears to be a hoax. One of his key predictions didn't come true. He said there was a civil war starting in the US in 2005. That never occurred. He also claims that a larger global war starts in 2015 in which half the population dies.

But it's a fascinating story. So much so, that a film is being made about it. The tentative release date is 2014.

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