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.
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.
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.