“Do you want to improve the world?
I don’t think it can be done.
The world is sacred.
It can’t be improved.
If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.”
If you’ve watched any movies or read any books that involve time travel, you will know that there are certain issues to bear in mind when visiting the past. Don’t go see your past self, don’t allow yourself to be seduced by your grandmother, thus becoming your own grandfather (Its not your fault, you didn’t know) and most importantly, don’t try to change things. Any little change you make can cascade into devastating consequences, up to and including flying baboons, early apocalypse, and the Nazis winning World War II. In fact, its really best not to touch anything. If there is one thing your friends will never let you live down, it’s damaging their favorite timeline.
Now I would like to tell you, if you can believe it, that I am a time traveler (Albeit in one direction, and at a slow and constant speed). I am in fact living in the past of the future, and far be it from me to bring on a plague of killer robots by selfishly trying to change things.
Far too many people treat the world as an object for their own entertainment and satisfaction. Using it. Abusing it. Wringing it out until it gives up the last drop. Take a step back. Let the world be. Preserve the future’s past.
“I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you”
~Ten Years After
Eddies in Space-time
are bending the universe
The sofa is gone