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My Summer Lair Chapter #90: How Much Do You Really Know About Our Civilization?

Typically a Time Machine would be considered yet another instance of technology replacing human jobs like fortune-tellers, soothsayers etc. all the spiritual prophetic retailers. The technology would be a more accurate broader vision of the future rather than an isolated (almost selfish) desire to know what “my future holds.” This isn’t the case in the FC3000.

The FC3000 is a time machine that allows you to go back in time but also create an alternative timeline. So the present and current timeline is safe…even though it’s a timeline created by a time traveler who went back in time and through his actions created this present we’re in.

Confused? It’s better if you better up Ryan North’s latest book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler. You might know Ryan as the Marvel comics writer on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Over the course of this conversation, we cover Doctor Who, Star Trek, Back to the Future, the evolution of civilization and recognize that while the past may not be what we have envisioned perhaps going back in time is not the answer…either. Or is it…

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler is out now and it has real science and real jokes! Well worth reading no matter what year you are in…

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Ryan North @ WT F

Host & Photography by Sammy Younan

Recorded: Thursday September 20, 2018 at 6pm (EST)

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