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    The Time Travel Fund


    Q: How does this work?
    A: Current scientific theory states that Time Travel may be possible, however the technology is a long way off, perhaps hundreds of years in the future

    A: The concept is that one day, it may be possible for people living far in the future to retrieve you from your current frame of reference (their past - your present) and bring you into the future (their present - your future.)

    Q: How?
    A: We establish a fund in current time. You make a small contribution to the fund, and in a few hundred years that small amount grows to a very large amount. From that fund, moneys will be taken and used to retrieve you, perhaps seconds after you join, perhaps even moments before your recorded death, perhaps some other point in your lifetime
    http://http://www.timetravelfund.com/

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    I can't access that page, but current theories in physics basically say time travel shouldn't be possible. There are some ideas using wormholes for example where the mathematics is consistent with current theories (General Relativity), but those are still what one might call mathematical games physicists are playing. Until one such theory has evidence supporting it, time travel isn't possible as far as we know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckb2001 View Post
    I can't access that page, but current theories in physics basically say time travel shouldn't be possible. There are some ideas using wormholes for example where the mathematics is consistent with current theories (General Relativity), but those are still what one might call mathematical games physicists are playing. Until one such theory has evidence supporting it, time travel isn't possible as far as we know.
    Skan-tor Enterprise riyeht(-) T'pol-kam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miamian View Post
    Skan-tor Enterprise riyeht(-) T'pol-kam.
    you lost me..
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    I fixed the link.

    Besides the improbability of the science, he also isn't aware that a bank will not leave a deposit on account for 500 years. After a certain period without activity or soon after death, the remaining money is turned over to the state's lost property division.

    Q: How much will this cost me?
    A: Our fee is only $10, of which a percentage is placed into the fund, to grow and earn interest, and the rest is used to pay for overhead in running the website, covering legal fees, paying for your certificate, and maintaining the database of members.

    Q: Only ten dollars? How is that going to get me a ride into the future?
    A: Compound interest. As long as the interest earned out paces inflation and taxes, the money will eventually build to where the costs of retrieving, rejuvenating and supporting you are fully covered.
    For example, if you make a one-time only deposit of just a single dollar, at only 5% interest compounded yearly, in five hundred years that single dollar will grow to $39,323,261,827.22 (That's 39 BILLION with a "B" dollars!) Please note that we hope to earn 5% interest above taxes and inflation, which is very possible, even in today's economy (Tax lien certificates, for example, return 16% or better.) If we make 5% above taxes and inflation, then it would be like having $39 billion in today's money.
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    I think I'll start a FinHeaven Time Travel Fund, everybody send me $10 and wait around for somebody from the future to come get you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckb2001 View Post
    you lost me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miamian View Post
    I can't find the word "T'pol-kam" in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckb2001 View Post
    I can't find the word "T'pol-kam" in there.
    Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary she couldn't accept the reality of time-travel. The "kam" suffix is something that I had heard in movie, #2. I surmised that it's added in context of Vulcan grammar as a form of address. Latin is similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miamian View Post
    Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary she couldn't accept the reality of time-travel. The "kam" suffix is something that I had heard in movie, #2. I surmised that it's added in context of Vulcan grammar as a form of address. Latin is similar.
    cool.. that's a type of deduction I wouldn't have been able to make

    Doesn't change the fact current physics has to go into a "let's play some mathematical games" state to allow for time travel though.
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