This Day in Science 1
Star log date: December 8, 2020
Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day
No, that's not a joke! I was watching a video from PLR.me on fun holidays celebrated in December and almost choked when the host mentioned this ‘Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day’ holiday. Never heard of it, but I was intrigued and had to investigate.
Next I Googled the term and one of the top results took me to one of my favorite sites: timeanddate.com. Lo and behold, there it was…. here’s the link in case you still don't believe me: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/pretend-to-be-a-time-traveler-day.
Of course time traveling is a fantasy of a lot of people. Come imagine with me that we are traveling to a point in the past and another one in the future.
Time Machine replica from 1960 movie directed by George Pal and starring Rod Taylor.
We choose to travel with Jason and the Argonauts chasing the golden fleece. Non-stop sea adventure, fighting monsters such as Medusa, the harpies and a skeleton army raised from the teeth of the mythical beast Hydra. Source: Wikipedia.
Amazing stop-motion animation sequence by Ray Harryhausen without computers, from 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts.
We decided that golden fleeces and skeleton armies are highly overrated so next we choose to visit the monolith recently discovered on the Moon courtesy of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Oddysey 1968 movie directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The Monolith from the film 2001: A Space Oddysey.
On our way there though we are told a ginormous version of the monolith has popped up on one of Jupiter’s Lagrange points. The existence of the monolith is kept secret from humanity and a race ensues among the Russians and Americans to get first to Jupiter and decipher the object’s mystery and significance for mankind.
Of course these are just movies, fiction pieces that exercise our imaginations and curiosity but have no significance in our daily lives. Reflecting on our past and future are also pretty useless, unless we are planning our businesses and life goals.
I would rather live in the present and take advantage of the training and tools available here at WA to slay our monsters of self-doubt and plan the future direction of our online businesses. And that’s time traveling of the real kind.
Take Home Message
Aside from the fanciful images above I will like to finish off what I hope was an entertaining post with one of my favorite quotes:
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane