If you had the power to go any distance into the future and return a year later with whatever knowledge you could obtain during your visit, would you? What would be the most valuable things to find out? What might they be worth to you?
Okay y’all… here’s the thing… I’m visiting friends in North Carolina this weekend. I got here last night and I stayed up catching up with them until it was way past my bedtime. Way… way past my bedtime. Now it’s Saturday morning and I am still half asleep and I’m not sure if my brain is functioning well enough to fully comprehend a time travel question. But let’s give it a go…
Yes… I’d go to the future, soak up a bunch of information, then come back and use it for personal and financial gain. Because that is the American way. I’m gonna get my hands on a Gray’s Sports Almanac, memorize a bunch of important stats, and then come back to the present and make some strategic bets. I’m also going to take time to memorize the winning PowerBall numbers for some of the biggest jackpots over the next five years and then become, I assume, the first person to win multiple jackpots.
Okay… I think I’m going back to sleep now.
What about you? Would you travel to the future to obtain future knowledge? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.