Every week during the Sunday Brunch with Megan and Chris podcast, I ask for listeners and fans to send me their questions about a certain topic. For this past week’s episode, I answered questions about time travel….something I know pretty much nothing about. Which makes it all the more fun! I got lots of great questions but unfortunately I don’t have time to get to them all on the podcast so I try to answer more of them here!
In case you haven’t yet listened to this week’s episode yet, it doesn’t have to be Sunday for you to enjoy it! Just head on over to SundayBrunchPod.com in order to hear all of them.
Before I ramble on about anything else, let’s just into those questions!
What would be your method of time travel? A DeLorean, set of ancient stones, or other?
This is tough and I think largely has to do with where I want to go. Speeding into an ancient civilization in a car would be a bit too flashy so in that case the set of stones seems like the more apt choice. However, just generally speaking, I have to say there’s an appeal to just sitting back and relaxing while a car takes me to where I need to go.
Which is your favorite time travel unit? The Binford 6100 or the Spacely Sprocket? and Why?
To the listener who asked this one – did you make these up? I can’t say I’ve ever heard of them or even begin to know how to answer. Let’s go with “Spacely Sprocket” though because it is undeniably fun to say.
What future question would you like to get answered?
I’d have to go with the future of technology on this one. I really don’t like the idea of knowing things about my own future because I worry it would affect how I approach the way I live. But to know the direction that technology is going could be fascinating and potentially very beneficial.
Will you time travel with a companion?
I think this is another one that is pretty dependent on where I’m heading and my intentions for going there, but if I can ever take my dog places I usually don’t shy away from doing so. Plus, I think she’d enjoy getting futuristic treats.
Say you could time travel and you happened to find your way into an alternate reality – would you trade places with your alternate self if you found that reality more appealing? You’d be leaving everything you knew behind in the latter reality.
This is definitely a tough one. At first, I wanted to answer that no I would always return to my original reality because it seems like the right thing to do. If you were to set out to explore the future and accidentally found something more appealing, I think that would be a tough choice. In the end though, I think I would probably return so as not to fight off those feelings of guilt or “what if” for the rest of my life.
What is your favorite time-loop problem?
See, here’s the issue with not knowing things about time travel….I have no idea what this is. I’m going to say the idea of living the same day over and over again? That sounds like torture. Is that a time loop problem? No? I’m sticking with it.
If someone goes back in time to change something and succeeds, wouldn’t that prevent him/her from going back in the 1st place?
You bring up an excellent point and I can almost hear the sound of a thousand hearts breaking down in Hollywood.
If you could time travel to only one place and bring only one person back to our time when you return, who would you bring back?
First of all, can you imagine how weird that would be for the other person suddenly getting kidnapped from the future? I’m gonna go with David Bowie. I’d like to be his friend.
If you travel back in time and manipulate events in the past to change the course of the future, would you?
I might, but I’m really not certain about this one. On the one hand I don’t want to really mess things up and jeopardize my existence or the existence of those that I care about. On the other hand, changing the future so that I could really benefit is tempting. I might do something small that would assure I am a millionaire by age 30 or something, but I don’t think I would do anything major simply out of fear.
Can you travel to the future if it hasn’t happened yet?
This is all making me realize how clueless I am. I’m gonna have to say no, but then again what do I know?