If I could create a time travel device, I don’t think I would travel into the future. I have no idea what I might find. What if I end up in an apocalyptic wasteland ravaged by nuclear war?
Instead, I would travel back in time. There are many historical events I would like to witness and experience. I would like to see the founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence. I would like to experience Woodstock. I would like to listen to Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address. I would like to hear Martin Luther King deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. I would like to watch the Wright brothers take their first flight.
How about you? Would you rather travel to the future or the past?
I devised a plan to travel back in time and make myself one year younger.
Last night, I was walking around downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The clock rolled over to midnight (EST) and it was 10 September, which is my birthday. I had just turned 44 years old.
At that point, my friends and I hopped into my Jeep and drove west for about 30 minutes. The clock jumped back one hour, because we changed time zones to CST.
It was 11:30 p.m. and the date was 9 September. It was the day before my birthday and once again I was 43 years old. I had successfully traveled back in time and made myself a year younger. Unfortunately, it only lasted for 30 minutes.
Oh well, that’s how it goes. The time travel trip was a ton of fun and something I will remember for the rest of my life.