There's a great movie in here somewhere

Q: How does this help me?
A: The concept is that one day, it may be possible for people living far in the future to retrieve you from your current frame of reference (their past - your present) and bring you into the future (their present - your future.)

Q: Why would they want to?
A: That is the purpose of the fund. The simple answer is, we pay them to bring you into the future.

Q: How does this work?

A: Current scientific theory states that Time Travel may be possible, however the technology is a long way off, perhaps hundreds of years in the future. Now, assume it does become possible in say, 500 years. As with any technology, Time Travel will get less expensive as time goes on. Just as the price of a VCR has dropped to less than $70 from the several hundred dollars it cost just ten years ago, Time Travel, once it becomes feasible, will initially be very expensive yet it will become more and more economical as time goes by.

Now that is some air-tight logic, my friends.

I seriously can’t tell if this is a joke or not. If it’s a joke, it’s a really great one.

It’s absolutely brilliant. I hope they make thousands.

Won’t get a dime from me, but I think it’s brilliant, lol.

Shouldn’t their future have already snatched their present?

Hey, just imagine how much five 2007 dollars will be worth in 2707.

They explain that the initial investment will appreciate to about $39 billion. Which, in 2707, should be enough to buy a movie ticket.

A matinee movie ticket.

Yes, but that’s assuming that the banking system survives the virus pandemic, the ice age, and the zombpocalyspe.

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Even if it did, Matt would just blow his $39 billion on the last remaining tin of anchovies.

Wouldn’t the time traveler have elevated Doom levels anyway?

Snatched from 2007 and brought forward to 2707, Jeremy discovers that nearly a millenia of environmental abuse has caused the Earth’s surface to become devoid of life, driving the last vestiges of humankind underground. These thin, pale wraith-like humans are on the brink of a catastrophic food shortage, being unable to grow crops or hunt on the planet’s surface any longer. Luckily, in a laborotory built far underground nearly 100 years before using massive funding from a project started in Jeremy’s time, they have finally completed a working time machine. Being one of the largest initial investors in the project, Jeremy has been brought forward to be one of the first guests of honor at a party thrown to celebrate the occasion…a dinner party.

I remember reading a short story about exactly this. A man awakens in the future ( i can’t remember if he is brought back to life out of stasis, or time travels), and finds in his bank account millions upon millions of dollars. Only now, everything costs hundreds of thousands of dollars for basic necessities. I don’t remember much else about the short story, as i read it as a child.

So has anyone signed up yet? Not only is this great timing for Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day, but it’s just in time for my xmas/birthday shopping.

Man, that site is part of a Web Ring.

Now there’s some time travel.

Maybe they should contact This Guy.

I just purchased one as a birthday present. Should be great for laughs, or failing that I’ll be off the hook for future birthday presents.

Sweet style, merging the mullet with the 4" flat top. The question is, did he travel back or from 1982?

His link:

that’s a cheesy composite; the original ad had no such photo attached

This might be my favorite part:

You can pay for a membership for someone who is already deceased. We have, however, placed a few restrictions on this:

  1. The other person must be a close family member. Sorry, but we don’t want you bringing Adolf Hitler or someone else evil like him back.
  2. The person must have not stated in their will that they do not want to be brought back.

Whose will stipulates against being brought back from the dead using futuristic time travel technology?

When did Orson Scott Card start posting his short stories on QT3?