Robert Tamayo


Visiting the Future

I'm interested in mythology, fantasy, and historical adventures. I believe the past was more interesting than we think, and I believe that the ancients were truly brilliant. I also believe that many mythological beasts did exist in the past in some form.

However, if I were given the chance to time travel to the past or the future, I would rather go to the future.

I've written before about how I don't believe the future is heading in the right direction. I think that's true for the next 50 years, but I'm much more optimistic about the next 5,000 years. I think every 1,000 years will see the peak of a new civilization; while I believe we are nearing the end of the current cycle, if I could visit the people of 1,000 years from now, I would.

It would be the closest thing to visiting aliens. The past can be learned from and understood, at least to a degree. The future, on the other hand, is a complete mystery. Everything in the future is new.

Perhaps that's why I enjoy the past. It is a different time, and a different world - but unlike the future, it's accessible with current technology.

I don't like the dystopian Cyberpunk future some people have in mind, but I don't expect to see that in 1,000 years. I'm hopeful that it will be much more exciting than that, and I hope it puts to shame any idea we have of what is conceivable.

Now, where to find a time machine.... 
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