Back to the Future was one of the most mindblowing movies I watched when growing up. Back in the summer of 1985, I remember one of my friends telling me about this movie with a time machine and in my mind, a time machine basically looked like a big Instant Pot. It would have some wires, and some blinking lights, and a bunch of knobs and dials. When my brother told me to go see it, he’s like, “Trust me, you will like this time machine. I’m going to tell you what it is, but it is amazing.”
Somehow back in those days, I was able to hide from the hype of time traveling car. Spoiler warning didn’t need to exist, because the internet wasn’t doing pre-hype, live hype or after hype. TV would barely run commercials, and trailers weren’t events like they are now. When I stepped in the theater, a week after Back to The Future opened, I had no idea that a time machine could be a car. I had no idea if this could be a sequel or anything like that. All I knew is that my brother told me the time machine was something different than what had ever been seen.
When we talk about time travel, it all seems like such a crazy thing. It could never happen. Even if it could happen, would it be a good idea? I mean if only two, maybe three people messed with time travel in the three Back to the Future movies, and they almost destroyed the space-time continuum every time they stepped on a leaf, how would it be if billions of people could be backward, forwards and upside down? It would be a mess, wouldn’t it?
Then again, I think we have time travel, space travel, even alternate realities right now. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated with dreams. When I was in high school, considering career paths, I had a few different ideas. One was the one I had since I was a junior higher, which was copywriting, one was to work for Nintendo in some capacity, and the other one was dream interpreter. I figured out there wasn’t really a career path in dream interpreting unless I wanted a 1-900 number and a predilection for predicting the future too.
Anyways, they say that perception is reality right? Well, if you are dreaming, isn’t the dream the reality at the moment? And since you dream about the past a lot, and the future, doesn’t that mean you are time traveling? If you are dreaming about being in space, doesn’t that mean you are space traveling? If you are dreaming a reality in which you married a different girl, or had different kids, or lived in Paris instead of Utah, doesn’t that mean you are living in an alternate reality?
All I know is one time I dreamed that I won a large sum of money in the lottery and I was super sad when I woke up. I’ve talked about this before, but sometimes dreams can be so real that you can almost imagine your mundane everyday life is the dream and the dream is the everyday.
What do you think about dreams? Do you think the dreams could possibly be the reality? Do you feel like space, time and realities are possible because of dreams?
Bitter Dream Time Travel Ben
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