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Springing Forward To The Past

March 17, 2016

While we’re on the subject of time travel, it’s hard not to make reference to...what? What do you mean we’re not “on the subject of time travel”? Yes we are! We’ve been discussing it for the last hour. Where have you been? Not paying a damn bit of attention obviously. You see this is why you had trouble in school.

Huh? You skipped? Well skipping school probably hasn’t aided your current attention span obviously. Unless of course you’re referring to skipping a grade because of your accelerated intelligence; which is certainly not that impressive if you’re getting side-tracked mid-conversation.

Huh? You’re not talking about skipping in school? Well we’re not talking about recess activities either, we’re talking about time travel and its implications in... Huh? You skipped time? Oh wait, you must have accidentally “sprung forward” and completely missed the first couple of paragraphs. Well we certainly can’t wait here ten months for you to “fall back.”

OK, don’t panic! The future is a scary place (have you seen the presidential candidates? Trump in 2016) but it’s going to be alright. We’re going to carry on like nothing happened and hopefully you’ll find your way to a trans-dimensional, time-warp wormhole that will bring you back around to our earlier conversation. Until then...

While we’re on the subject of time travel, it’s hard not to make reference to the subject in cinema. Mainly because the only time people consider or contemplate the space/time continuum is when they see it in a film. Sadly most of them do not possess the mental capacity to do so unless it is explained with moving pictures and descriptive dialogue. For a lot of folks the first (and in most cases only) sci-fi film based on or around time travel that comes to mind is Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future by director Robert Zemeckis. Interestingly enough the film’s title is a paradox unto itself, because at no point in the film does the lead character Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox duh!) ever go back to the future.

And let the arguments and protests begin. Break out the torches and Frankenstein rakes. How dare I suggest that this classic time traveling adventure have a glitch in its flux-capacitor. But it does, if you truly consider Marty’s actually position in the space/time continuum. One must remember that time travel is all a matter of an individual’s perspective, i.e., if a person from the 1950’s arrives here right now via time machine the future for them is the present for you. That being said, in Back to the Future the perspective P.O.V. is that of the film’s lead character Marty McFly. Allow me to elaborate.

After showing his young friend Marty his latest invention (a DeLorean time machine) Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is gunned down by Libyan terrorists. In trying to escape the same fate Marty hops in the DeLorean and accidentally travels back in time to 1955. This would be Back to the Past. After meeting his pre-Marty parents, screwing up and endangering his own existence, fixing said screw up and singing Johnny Be Good, he saves his own life and inadvertently rewrites his own past. This done with just enough time to rendezvous with Doc to catch a lightning bolt charged ride back to the exact moment he time jumped in 1985. This would be Forward to the Present. However, in an attempt to save Doc’s life, at the last minute he resets the time circuits to arrive 10 minutes prior to his original time of time departure. This would be Forward to the Past. This was the last time-jump in the film and none of them incorporated time-travel in the sense that the title implied. In order for Marty to have gone “back to the future” he would have had to go forward in time to the future and then returned sometime in the future after he left.

So now you’re probably wondering what the hell did any of that have to do with anything? It was simply a fresh approach to considering the implications of “Daylight Savings Time.” In the past we’ve discussed the origins of DST. I’ve also bitched endlessly about how much I personally loath it. So it seemed like a nice change of pace to incorporate some time-travel material since technically we all jumped an hour into the future last week. That would be Forward to the Future, for those of you paying attention.

While we’re on the subject of time travel...

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