Yep, I’m putting off all the science and detailed stuff for yet another week! Actually, I’ve found a way to keep talking about time travel for the next few weeks while slowly writing about the real life possibilities (and dangers) of time travel. As you become a student of time travel; I become a teacher- hmmm… I’m already an internet radio god… perhaps I can add … time lord to my resume?
The age old question every human being has about anything – robots, zombies, new discoveries, time travel, etc – is always the same; ‘Can we fuck it?’ When the creepy robot that the Japanese created a few months ago hit the net, many questions were asked. Most of them were in the vein of ‘Can we fuck it?’ Don’t believe me? Watch this video and read the comments below it.
Even Robert Zemeckis toyed with the idea in Back to the Future. When Marty goes back to 1955, he has a run in with his mother (as a teenager) and she fancies him. Thankfully (or to some, unfortunately) they didn’t knock boots. It’s not weird because of them being from different times… its incest… I think.
Recently, a study was completed stating that it would be a bad idea to travel back in time and have sex with the natives. Well, bad for the natives… seems like sea monkey’s prove that having sex with different generations could hurt your chances on living a full, long life. I’m not going to get into the chances of survival for procreating in the past and/or future.
What happens if you go back and procreate though? Past or future, if you spread your seed and father a child, or bear a child as a female, it will affect the time line. If you’re going to chance this move, because you can’t keep it in your pants, the future is the better bet as you won’t screw with time. Perhaps you were always supposed to go to the future and pass on the family line.
However, if you go to the past and create life… that’s something that was never suppose to be. 2011 DNA entering 1981 DNA to create 1996 DNA… or something like that. New diseases could be entered into a time that’s not prepared for them, that child could become super powered or with extra chromosomes, and who knows what else.
Worse yet, what if you procreated with someone from you family in the best? Your mom (unlikely)? Aunt? Cousin? Another unholy combination that could be more like Bizzaro than Kal-El. And the mental scars it could leave on your brain! Is it worth it?
Add sex to the list of cons for time travel.
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