One objection to the possibility of time travel is that we’ve never seen any tourists come back from the future. Well I say we just haven’t been looking hard enough!
(There are other objections too, like how time travel causes paradoxes, but I don’t have time to deal with those right now. Go read our post on ‘Is time travel possible?’)
Just like SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, we are sending a message out over the internet and into the future, for any time travellers to contact us and let us know you’re there. Or that you will be there. Or something.
- You have to be a time traveller, or can vouch for one.
- You don’t have to be from the future – you can be from the past, but you have to have gotten here some other way than the usual one year at a time.
- If you are from the future, we will set up a trust in your name so that, through the magic of compound interest, you’ll be born filthy rich. If you’re from the past, I’m afraid we can’t help you.
- If you give us the plans for a working time machine, we’ll invest the royalties in your name so you’ll be even more filthy rich, presumably from all the people who win the lottery off your invention and then have to pay you a cut.
If you’re not a time traveller and you don’t know one personally, please feel free to leave helpful suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of this page.
Or, you can join us on Facebook and help spread the word!