Monday, March 7, 2011
Time Travel Telephone
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The Smiley Sociology Study on time travel confirmed one assumption for me:
most people don't want to change the past or future, just pieces of history to see.
Many also worry about disrupting the space time continuum by accident
and think it would be better for the world to remain time travel abstinent.
Yet I can't help but wonder if there is one more "half way there" possibility...
what if we could telephone the past or future but couldn't actually see?
Would it be any less dangerous without the ability to visually verify?
I wonder who I'd call first... probably some really important guy.
Perhaps I'd start with Jesus and Buddha to deepen my spirituality.
I could ask them if the time travel telephone is bad for our morality.
Hopefully with their blessings I'd continue down the secret phone list,
trying to limit the fun to one a day, though more would be hard to resist.
I'd call Columbus and ask him to attempt peace with native dwellers.
I'd call Wild Bill Hickock and his flock of tough guy horseman fellers.
I'd ask my grandpa about his favorite places to play some poker.
I'd be tempted to seek some future data from an investment broker.
See, there I go, getting selfish with my magic phone on the sixth call.
Perhaps time travel should be banned to prevent our downfall.
Innocent banter on the phone with Dr. Seuss seems harmless,
but what if he writes a book about the call and your forced to confess?
You're catapulted to new fame through a blur of personal interviews.
Time travel gets promoted. Despite your pleas, they still choose.
Sadly, not even a rhyming prank call to grandma would be safe to make
and heaven knows, if they invent it, that's a chance I'm willing to take.
Once again, dear world, Sociology has confirmed the obvious.
As a whole, we humans tend to dabble in the devious.
Whether it is just chit chat or the ability to take a trip,
time travel is probably an experiment we should skip.
So, if you're a sceintist pondering such an invention,
make sure to plan for those with ill intention.
Make a decoy time travel vessel to convince the immoral they went,
because protecting the space-time continuum is money well spent.
© Rachel Hoyt 2011
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