Wednesday, March 13, 2013

National Wormhole Day Bloghop

Tomorrow is Albert Einstein’s birthday. In celebration Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno, and Luanne Smith have put together the National Wormhole day blog hop.



The premise is simple. In 100 words or less tell What you would do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space or time just once?

Personally, I'd love to go to the future. My husband and I have been watching Star trek: The Next Generation and it's been really fun to see what they predicted as future technology. In some ways, we've passed up the technology on The Enterprise and in other ways we have a long way to go. If I could jump through a wormhole, I'd like to observe how the people live. Then I’d write a book about it passed off as fiction. I’ll be laughing in my grave as all of my ‘predictions’ come true.

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If you could make up one piece of technology for the future what would it be?

39 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sneaky! People would think you were a prophet.

C.M.Brown said...

The future is my choice as well. Love Next Gen! I would also be interested in seeing what technology exists.

Julie Luek said...

Alex is right-- people would think you were a prophet! That's awesome.

L.G. Smith said...

Oh, wouldn't it be cool if you could finally say "beam me up," and they do it!! That would be so cool.

And sneaky bringing the info back to write about it. Maybe that's what Gene Roddenberry did and we just don't know it...

Scribbles From Jenn said...

The future is the hot place during this blog hop. I hope we get lapel communicators soon.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Perhaps Nostradamus did the same thing? But he went too far to disguise the real source of his info.

Damyanti said...

Do we want to know what lies in the future? Yes, of course we do! :)

ilima said...

Little cleaning machines that follow each of my children wherever they go. Of course, what would I do with my time, then? :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good thinking! Never hurts knowing what to invest in. ;)

Blue Skies said...

I'm 98% sure that's what Jules Verne did. My invention would be a serum that would allow us to remain looking youthful our entire lives (vanity is a money maker). However, we would all still die around 100 years old or you get into some serious overpopulation issues.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That's a good one. Make people believe you're psychic.

D.G. Hudson said...

That's one way to get the last laugh.

Seems like a lot of writers would enjoy observing the future. It's good fodder for our novels!

Sandy Campbell said...

Hey! What an idea! Loved it...

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Adriana Dascalu said...

Also loved the Nest Generation!

Jessie Humphries said...

I live in Vegas so...I would go to the past, and get a sports almanac like BACK TO THE FUTURE and milk this city for all it's worth! Just kidding. But seriously, I would.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Good plan. They might think you're book is outrageous and unbelievable though!

Technology I'd like to see is... a surgical tool that repairs deep inside the body without any incisions or marks - an osmosis type of tool.

Kym-n-Mark Todd said...

We're always amused, when we watch old SF movies or read old SF books, by all the ways authors think the future will change rather than all the ways they never imagine.

Still waiting for our flying car, but where would we be without the Internet?

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

I would create a language translator that was worn in the ear and could identify any language in seconds, so people could talk to one another. I know, kinda hokey, but that is a problem with people from different worlds.

M. J. Joachim said...

That's too funny! I'll bet it would be a best seller too:)

Anonymous said...

Great choice! And I don't think that would be cheating. Callnkt an advanatge you havenon everyone else. And thanksnfor participating.

Anonymous said...

Haha clever idea! :)

~Jennifer~ said...

My husband and I just finished all seven seasons of Voyager yesterday, and then we made it three episodes into the original series. I'm not sure why we started with Voyager, but now that we finished it, we're depressed! lol We're going to watch every season of every show in order now. Spock was wearing a device hooked to his ear in one of the episodes we watched last night, and my husband yelled out, "Bluetooth!" We had a good laugh. :D

I love your idea! People would seriously freak out! :D

Krista McLaughlin said...

I'd love to visit Star Trek - though I'd probably pick Voyager, that Chakotay is quite nice... :)

T. Drecker said...

I've always dreamed of visiting Star Trek! Let me know if it really turns out that way ;)

Tara Tyler said...

thats the trouble with writing future fiction, the technology exceeds the writing! but sometimes the writing inspires the technology =)

michelle said...

Smart move J.A. You'd be sitting on a best seller!
I chose to go back in time...

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oooh, sneaky! (And SMART!)

nutschell said...

ooh! Now that is sneaky-smart!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Cortney Pearson said...

Definitely, write a book about it! If I went into the future I'd want some type of technology that would clean my house for me! Maybe a robot maid or something, lol.

Mark Noce said...

Wait a minute...that is a Star Trek episode...but still groovy:)

EvalinaMaria said...

Sneaky way of become Nostradamus but I want that book!
Evalina, This and that...

Carrie-Anne said...

I'd love to go into the future too. My soft sci-fi books have been on hiatus for far too long. The one I got furthest into and want to revisit first starts in 3001, when teleportation is the primary mode of transportation and there are space colonies as far out as Jupiter.

One kind of lame future invention I thought up a long time ago was for my fellow eczema sufferers. It was kind of like a Newton (a sort of iPad 20 years ago), with an image of the body on it. If you were in class or something and couldn't scratch yourself, you'd just tap on the afflicted part of the body and it would be itched for you. I suppose thinking up an actual cure for eczema didn't occur to me!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

Hahaha, that would be awesome!

Nicole said...

I still want something like the pensieve from Harry Potter. :)

Nicki Elson said...

It's funny how some of the things in the show can look outdated by what we actually have today. At the rate things are going, I'll bet even just 5 years in the future technology will be vastly different than it is today.

Sarah said...

Very amusing, Jennie. That would be pretty cool.

Lexa Cain said...

Of the wormhole wishes I've read, I like yours best, especially if the future really did look like Star Trek: TNG. It would be so cool to see all the advances that had been made! :-)

Tammy Theriault said...

can i laugh with you as i write a piece in the national enquirer about how i heard about you wormholing to get viable book info??? hehehe ...

Searching for the Story said...

If I could make up one piece of technology for the future, it would probably have to do with sustainable energy. That's going to be so crucial in this century as the oil reserves dwindle!

On a completely unrelated note, I wish that more time travel manuscripts would find their way to my inbox. I love reading them.