Friday, May 06, 2005

Don't hold your breath, kids

M.I.T. students throw time-travel convention, invite time-travelers.

The event is potluck and alcohol-free - present-day humans are bringing things like brownies. But Mr. Dorai's Web site asks that future-folk bring something to prove they are really ahead of our time: "Things like a cure for AIDS or cancer, a solution for global poverty or a cold fusion reactor would be particularly convincing as well as greatly appreciated."

. . . No future-guests are confirmed as of yet, although one responder purports to be from 2026.

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed," said Erik D. Demaine, an M.I.T. mathematician who will be one of the professors speaking.

. . . And Sam McVeety, 18, a freshman, wondered if wearing a tinfoil hat would be comforting or insulting to future-people.

1 comment:

Adam Scavone said...

Maybe they'll have some people from Australia or New Zealand or Japan something...they live in the future...