"Take it as a lie—or a prophecy."
“A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.” ― Madeleine L' Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
But as Wells puts it again, we have a beautiful way of travelling time at present while we wait for a prophesied future when we figure out how to actually travel in time.
“We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” ― H.G. Wells
We have already developed tools to preserve memories- photos, albums, video tapes, journals, letters, so many! But, it is also true that the more we focus on recording them, the more the forget to keep them in etched in our minds forever. We have memories at all points and all phases, only that what a 'memory' is changes over time. So, when we time travel in the future, what do you think would a 'memory' really be?
If you have a favourite sci-fi novel or a time travel classic- please share it in the comments below, I'd love to try them out!