I found out about this interesting endeavor today and couldn’t put thoughts of it aside. “What is it?” What it is is a convention for time travelers to meet up, as many times as they like, for a one time only event.
Technically, you would only need one time traveler convention. Time travelers from all eras could meet at a specific place at a specific time, and they could make as many repeat visits as they wanted. We are hosting the first and only Time Traveler Convention at MIT in one week, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Now, it can be argued that they have already met at MIT for this convention, depending on your perspective, but unless the event is advertised heavily, in a few years no one will remember it even happened and no one from the future will have attended for lack of an invitation.
We need you to help PUBLICIZE the event so that future time travelers will know about the convention and attend. This web page is insufficient; in less than a year it will be taken down when I graduate, and furthermore, the World Wide Web is unlikely to remain in its present form permanently. We need volunteers to publish the details of the convention in enduring forms, so that the time travelers of future millennia will be aware of the convention. This convention can never be forgotten! We need publicity in MAJOR outlets, not just Internet news. Think New York Times, Washington Post, books, that sort of thing. If you have any strings, please pull them.
Sounds easy enough right? Just talk this event up all you can and leave references to it everywhere, especially in newly-poured cement. (One of the reasons I’ve posted of this event in SEB is because I know this website will never go away. When Les retires (and we hope that’s decades from now, don’t we?), his daughter Courtney will be of age and intellect to carry on. No need to travel back in time to read Stupid Evil Bastard, as it will be fresh and newly blogged, no matter the age you live in.)
I’m from the future, and I’d like to attend!
We’re not sure how you’re emailing us from the future, but we’d love to have you! Come as you are! No dress code whatsoever.
Go ahead and check out the page and its links. It is an endeavor both laughable and grand, and all it will/did take is/was a time traveled attendee to elevate it to genius rank.
After reading of the plan for this event, I began to consider ramifications of time travel and I became curious as to what you guys might come up with as far as benefits, conundrums, or just silly situations time travel might present. Give your opinions. For example you might point out that divorce would become pointless in the future, since you could travel back and decide not to marry that bitch or bastard in the first place. You might say to me: “Brock, there’s nothing new to add when discussing time travel. It’s all been explored; every theory, every potential result.” Then, I would say to you “I will travel back in time and destroy all the works of fiction and scientific theory, so that nothing has been said on the subject except for that which is presented here.” You not only owe SEB’s readers your thoughts and opinions on this subject, you owe the world the only source for discussion on time travel.
Or not. It’s up to you.