Wednesday, March 13, 2013

National Wormhole Day Bloghop - March 13-14

Where would you go IN TIME, if you had the chance? Backwards or Forward?




National Wormhole Day Blog Hop: March 14th, Albert Einstein's Birthday. Brought to you by Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno, and Luanne (LG) Smith at Bards and Prophets. Thanks to Carrie Butler for putting together the badge!

Happy Birthday, Einstein!

Imagine this: What would you do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space and time just once? One safe round trip passage. Would you go back in time or forward into the future, and how far? Would you want to see what the edge of the universe looks like?

The assignment for this bloghop: In 100 words, more or less, tell us what you would do with a two-way ticket to traverse a wormhole.

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Wormhole Station Express loading dock (NASA) by DG Hudson


***DG's Choice***
 
Departure Gate:  Wormhole Express No. 9

Time period: 1000 years into the future, in another constellation far from Earth.
 
Where: Literati World, a readers' and writers' paradise
 
Tourist attractions:

Bistros and Coffee shops to sit and write and submit on site; discussions on current and classic books run continuously. Reservations and translators are required, unlimited coffee, galactic snacks, or wine.

Libraries recreated from antiquity through to our current cultures and beyond. These literary institutions also include the known galactic writings and encyclopedic collections from civilizations on the edge of space. 

(Warning: this post is in the '100wc + more' category)
 
What I would do:

Photograph everything for PROOF I was there
 
Visit libraries of Alexandria, and other centres of learning like MoonBase IV (a future institution)

Rent a PFV(personal flying vehicle) for an aerial trip to photograph future cityscapes
 
Sample the local food specifically designed to sharpen the senses when reading or writing

Test the teleporter that goes to the wormhole ship.

IF that wormhole doesn't wipe my laser photos on the return trip, I'll write a post about it.  Press that button so your seatbelt will buckle itself.

Check out the other time travel stories on the Linky List at Stephen Tremp's Blog, or at the other host links.
 
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Whether you're in the bloghop or not, let me know where you would choose to go. The galaxies are out there, waiting. . .dream big.
Please share in the comments and thanks for dropping by.

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Thanks to Stephen, Laura and LG for hosting such a fun event!

79 comments:

  1. You're going to have an awesome adventure! :)

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    1. There would be different and faster ways of absorbing all that knowledge, I'm sure, perhaps by touch.

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  2. Utopia!!

    Oh, I hope the future is like that. If nothing else, start writing the story now!

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    1. It's my sort of Utopia, LG, and my story does goes well into the future. It's a WIP.

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  3. 1000 years into the future, now that is a big leap of faith! I would also go into the future, but not quite that far!

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    1. I have great faith in the intellect and science. It's a thread of possibility. . .

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    1. Your name is on the ship's list, Alex, and don't forget your guitar. (mini Alex might like this too) You can keep us entertained enroute.

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  5. Take me! Take me! If I can't go can you at least bring me back some of the local food specifically designed to sharpen the senses when reading or writing? Great post!

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    1. I've added your name to the ship's list, Jenn, as well. I'd like to bring back some of that writer food.

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  6. Visiting libraries 1,000 years into the future...now there's an interesting concept! (Says the woman who visited her library last week, only to discover they are remodeling to make room for meeting space...so many books gone, never to be seen again...)

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    1. That's sad, I still like going to the library. I picked up 'The Other Side of Paradise' (Fitzgerald) at our library recently. I've made a friend of the librarian, since few check out the classics.

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  7. This is a pretty cool bloghop! I'd probably go into the future. I'm curious to know what the world will look like a few hundred years from now.

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    1. I bet your kids would come up with some snazzy scenarios, Sherry!

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  8. Of course, your pictures would all be deleted on your way back through, but it's a nice thought anyway ;)

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    1. Oh well, I could sketch what I'd seen, if the photos didn't survive.

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  9. Cool bloghop! I would go into the future. I'd be curious to see what the world is like in a couple hundred years.

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    1. I think you've gotten stuck in a time loop, Sherry, but Blogger did this to me today, too. Perhaps it's trying to clone us. . .

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  10. Love libraries...have been checking out books since I was seven and that has been....hmmmm for some time! Ha Ha Fun post!!

    sandysanderellasmusings

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    1. Glad you liked it! I'll be over for a visit.

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  11. The Alexandrian library would be high our list as well, but love the SF fast-forward pitch to a literati future!

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    1. A veritable Utopia for writers, I would hope. (as LG said) Thanks for the follow.

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  12. Sounds like THE BEST vacation. Since it seems it's an open ended ticket, imagine how much you could experience. Probably by the end of your stay, you'd be up for returning to a more simple way of life.

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    1. You could be right, but I love science, I might want to stay and send for the family. We're all great readers.

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  13. I want to go to planet Literi and see and Alexandiran library!!!

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    1. I'll add your name to the ship's roster. Pack well.

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  14. That sounds like a planet I'd want to visit, maybe even stay a while :)

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    1. I can add you to the ship's list, just let me know.

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  15. i think this is the ideal trip of most of those who entered this blog hop! you described our writing/reading paradise!

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    1. Thanks, Adriana. I tried to make it fun and a place I would love to actually visit.

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  16. What an awesome vacation! I want to visit this planet now.

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    1. Ok, there's still room on the ship I'm catching.

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  17. We both picked a similar time period. I love your descriptions of the future! Literati World sounds amazing.

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    1. Great minds and all that, you know. or is it adventurous spirits? It's a dream world, but saving the old libraries of antiquity would be nice. . .

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  18. I would definitely go to this place you discovered, just the libraries have me convinced. And how fun if we could met up for a cup of coffee there, at the edge of space.

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    1. That sounds lovely, Inger. I'll look for you in the newcomers lounge. That's where we get the translators and a map.

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  19. Photograph everything - that's what I would do!

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    1. That's what I think, too, but I wonder if I could use something like that box from the future that we mailed ourselves on the 'Back from the Future blogfest'? It's worth a try.

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  20. Great post! Now we know just what the wormhole transporters looks like. Our tax dollars are finally paying off. And I love the unlimited coffee and wine!

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    1. We had the 'up close and personal' tour of NASA a few years ago. I'm a big fan of that place.

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  21. Oh, I love this... you went to writer's heaven!And just between you and me, I also like that you surpassed the 100 words. I was beginning to think I was the only one who dared to go for "more".

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    1. Yes, Susan, some of us have a little more to say on such a wide open topic as this. . .I call it 'to dream the impossible dream'.

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  22. Awesome! Can I come with you? Please, please, please?? :)

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    1. I think I still have a few seats available.

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  23. I'm totally signing up for a seat on this trip! I don't think I'll need a return ticket either :) Sounds like heaven to me!

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  24. I would never leave those tourist attractions!

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    1. It would be so tempting to join a colony. Forever learning. . .

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  25. ooo... I'd LOVE to read that post.

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    1. It's in the future. . .thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Sounds like Literary Utopia!
    Great wormhole jump!

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    1. A Literary Utopia but not just literary writing. All genres, all cultures, all civilizations. Thanks for visiting.

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  27. Awesome! I want a PFV too! That would be a lot of fun!! :)

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    1. Wish I could corner the market on those! I'd want teleporters like Alex had in his Cosbolts.

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  28. Oh man! Can I come with! Sounds like the kind of place I'd love to go:D
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. We could all meet in one of those coffee shops! I could use some mental sharpness enhancing right now.

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  29. I love your vision of the future. I hope there's decaf. :)

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    1. 'You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant' on Literati World, Mary.

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  30. I'm so glad there are libraries in your world.

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    1. There always needs to be repositories for knowledge, Maryann, and I'm hoping there will be updated methods to allow readers to absorb much more in a shorter time.

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  31. I think this is the second 1,000 year trip into the future I've seen. It would be interesting to discover whether I'd shun the trip back afterward.

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    1. There's always the chance we won't want to come back, no matter where we go, Jeff.

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  32. The concept of libraries that far into the future makes me smile. Great job, DG. This was fun.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Thanks, Rawknrobyn. In Asimov's Foundation books, I think he had the Encyclopedia Galactica. There will always be a need for information unless we become a collective hive-mind.

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  33. Oh very cool! Galactic snacks caught my attention! Fabulous use of a wormhole! :)

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    1. Thanks. A writer's got to keep up his or her energy.

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  34. I love how you created your own reality on this, in some ways. That's the way to go! Also, your world sounds amazing for us writers. I sooo want to go there.

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    1. Wouldn't it be nice? You can join us.

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  36. To visit the fabled Library of Ancient Alexandria would be fun -- but only if I had a translator! To view the Great Pyramid when it was still coated in moon-white limestone with its apex covered in solid gold. The rising and setting suns set it ablaze twice each day.

    No photograph or video would do such sights justice or that of the towering Lighthouse of Phobos which guarded the port of Alexandria. I wrote of such sights seen by my young hero, Blake Adamson, in THE PATH BACK TO DAWN -- which is why such sights intrigue me so! :-)

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    1. Yes, I included translators in my Literati World. And I didn't know about the Great Pyramid being coated in white limestone. Now, I've learned something. (the ancient wonders of the world. . .) Nice to see you here, Roland.

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  37. Wow, can I come! You've obviously got a terrific sense of adventure and imagination. I watch a lot of documentaries and I never knew they coated them with limestone either.

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    1. I guess the limestone increased the shine factor, Joylene, as the idea was to dazzle the s)masses (re-the pyramids). Interesting showmanship.

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  38. I guess I'd like to live my youth a different way--so back in time for me. However, I wouldn't want to delve deeper into the past--not with the Black Death lurking. hehe.

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    1. Yes, I'd be wary of that plague, too.

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  39. Great idea for a blog hop -- and a time travel adventure! I'd like to check out that world. Since I've always been fascinated by the Old West, I'd probably want to go back -- or forward and see what the world is like in a couple centuries.

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    1. Choose carefully Milo, and practice your aim if you're going to the Old West.

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