Monday, August 13, 2012

Time Travel

Today I’m talking about time travel. This topic isn’t 100% paranormal, there’s a lot of science in time travel theory, but there’s also a lot of mystery to it and many people associate time travel with aliens and other worldly beings. So I’m going to feature it today.

My first exposure to the idea of time travel was probably watching the movie, Back to the Future, as a kid. I’m pretty sure that’s the case for a lot of people. It was fun and exciting and totally different than anything I had seen. Of course, there were plenty of movies, TV shows, and books about time travel long before Michael J. Fox hopped into a Delorean.

The idea of visiting (or re-visiting) other time periods is fascinating. If time travel were possible, humans could potentially alter the fate of individuals and the world. I never gave it too much thought until years later, though.

Eventually I watched the movie Donnie Darko, which happens to feature quite a bit about time travel. It made me curious again, so I did a little bit of research and found out there’s actually a massive amount of research on time travel. A lot of smart people think it really is possible (with the invention of much more advance technology.)

Despite all the arguments, I’m still not convinced it could happen. A read somewhere a quote from saying, “if time travel is real, why haven’t we met time travelers from the future?” Of course, it’s possible that our future selves wouldn’t be able to interact with us, but I’m just not convinced. Wouldn’t they make some effort to stop some of the major negative world events that have happened? I like thinking of time as a linear event. Actions happen and can’t always be reversed, for whatever reason. I think we’re supposed to learn from every event and keep moving forward, not back in time.

What do you think? Do you think time travel is possible?


  1. I think that time travel is only possible one way (into the future).

  2. I agree with you, Alyson. I think it would be awesome though, if we could travel back into the future, like Bill and Ted. You know, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. :)