AI: Time Travel
Recently, I got my boyfriend watching Star Trek. Yeah, he had never seen any of it–shocking, right? Anyway, I started him on Voyager. This decision has been controversial among my friends and acquaintances. But you know what? I love Janeway and Seven of Nine, and it’s my favorite of the series, so I started with that.
Well, he’s been loving it. And I’ve really been enjoying going back through the series considering I haven’t seen most of the episodes since they originally aired. One of the things I love about Star Trek is that it gets me thinking about what it means to be human. It also gets me thinking about time. The amount of time travel in Voyager is a little obnoxious, but even on episodes where Janeway is on the holodeck in the program with Leonardo DiVinci get me thinking about time.
I would love to be able to time travel. I often wonder what will become of our species in the future–100 years, 500 years, 1000 years…will we even still be around? I think about what someone like Mozart would think about someone like Lady Gaga. I want to go back and see the everyday lives of everyday people, like peasants in medieval serfdoms or residents in cities before they were huge cities.
If you could live in any other time and place, what would it be and why?
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