Those lovable, crazy, mixed-up folks at MIT have hit upon an idea that could only get bigger as time goes on.
May 7th they are holding a time travel convention.
They want to publicize it for eternity.
Ok, think about it fourth dimensionally, but I warn ya, you could get a headache.
They hold the convention on Saturday, but only people from the present show up.
200 years from now, time travel is made possible and an adventurous time traveler reads about the convention in an old book or an archived website like this one. So he travels back in time.
Ok, it’s Saturday again and they have ONE guy from the future show up.
He enjoys it, travels into the future, and tells his friends, they decide to go BACK to Saturday and now 15 people from the future are there and the news media shows up.
Okay, our future is now altered we know there’s time travel in the future and we ramp up our research and make the whole idea feasible in only 100 years, now these guys from the future that is only 100 years away show up at the convention Saturday and meet the guys from MIT from 100 years in their past AND 100 years from their future.
NOW, YOU GOT YOURSELF A PARTY!
Anyway, in order to promote this “brainstorm” I offer future travelers the info and the coordinates, just in case MIT isn’t around 200…I mean, 100 years from now.
The Time Traveler Convention
May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC)
East Campus Courtyard, MIT
(42.360007,-071.087870 in decimal degrees)