If I could, I would go back in time as I certainly wouldn’t go forward. With all sorts of technology whirling and swirling and twirling, opinions about everything flying by at warp speed, and our natural resources being used up at an astounding pace – no thank you.
I think about our forefathers looking up at the stars 100 years ago and I cannot even imagine what they would think about a device we hold in our hands in which we can speak with and see people in real time on the other side of the world. What dimensions and possibilities can we not even conceive?
I hear talk of going back to a simpler time as we explore antiques and relics of the past. I don’t think it was slower times. To accomplish one thing, say washing clothes, that task could take all day especially before running water, instead of loading and pushing a button. One may have had to pack clothes to the stream or pump the water from the well, scrub on a washboard, hang to dry, etc. Yes, we have modernized, so we don’t need as much labor, but we have more to do it seems especially when so much of our time is taken up working to pay for those conveniences.
However, I do think it would be cool to use that one machine, the transporter. I think it would be very fun to visit my nephew on the east coast, but then sleep in my own bed at night. Or have lunch in Paris or Hong Kong, but be home for dinner. Although, I would like this machine to be perfected before I try it, just because I would like all of me to arrive at said locations.
Beam me up Scottie.
Photo by Kevin Ku