Viewing the past is just the beginning. Who wants to just see other times when we can actually move through time itself? And in fact, I’m traveling through time right now, and so are all of you.
Count to ten. See? You just moved into the future. Either we travel into the future or we die. Or some might argue that either we travel into a future in which we’re dead, or we travel into another future in which we’re still living. I personally recommend striving for the former.
“Live to see it,” in other words.
Anyhow, that little binary is just the beginning. Either you travel into a future in which you marry your high school sweetheart, or you don’t. Either you travel into a future in which you get a new job this year, or you don’t. Either you travel into a future in which you lose 20 pounds or you don’t.
All these folks making New Year’s resolutions? They’re would-be time travelers. But they’re not trying to get to the future; they’re trying to navigate time to get to a particular future. That is a version of time travel we are all capable of. Maybe we can’t all get to the future we dream of, but we can all get to a future that’s very different from the one that we would arrive at if we just did nothing.
A new year is dawning. You’re a time traveler. So be a time traveler. Choose your future.
And find the way to get there.