from an e-mail to timetraveler_0 and his answers. (TTO-If any of this is different from what you sent me please let me know.this is copied and pasted.)
>1. what type of money system do you have on your world line? meaning how
do you buy and sell things? Do you have the same type of money or do we have
a cashless society? such as smart cards, credit cards or ID biochips.
Its not very different than it is now. Yes, we have money and credit cards.
However, like everything else, the monetary system is decentralized.
Banking is based mostly around the community structure. There are no
multinational banking or computerized economic systems. There are also no
>2. do you still use radio transponders to ID your cattle and other farm
Some of the larger farm communities use electronic markers and fences. I am
not a farmer so I don’t have very many details about that.
>3.Is the Global Positioning Satellite system still in place around the
Oh yes! In fact, the unit I have with me works here. I’m not sure why that
surprises me. There are also a great many communications and internet
>4.Do you still have the American Flag as your flag? does it look different
or is there a new flag?
Yes, we still have the flag. There is a debate about changing it from 50
stars to 5.
>5.Is there some states or areas that have new names ? is there a NewDenver,
Kansas by any chance?
Not that I can think of… No major cities anyway. I am aware that some
smaller towns changed their names after the war and most universities have
the word “fort” before them on my world line.
>6. How many weeks of training is required before you timetravel? to what
extent does the training involve? Are you able to make basic emergency
repairs to the unit?
I started training on the recommendation of my PS officer when I got out of
school in 34. I graduated in March of 35. Actual hands on training started
soon after that and I left 2036 in April. No, there are not very many
repairs I can make to the unit. The unit is built very well but the
tolerances are very small. I could probably repair the electrical systems
and it will accept inputs from older computers.
>7.Are you able to fish or are the waters polluted from fallout from the
Yes, we can fish. There are some areas that are still too dangerous to
spend a lot of time in so we can’t fish in those areas.
>8.Are you aware of any time travelers from our time or other world lines
that have entered your world line? Have you spoke to any of them?
No I am not aware. But I accept the possibility.
>9.What type of public transportation is used to get around in your cities?
A high speed train system connects the larger cities. Roads are still used
for cars and many people ride horses and bikes.
>10. What things do you think you will take back with you from this time?
Books! I’m also taking copies of family photos that were lost during the
>11. How many weeks have you been in this world line? when did you arrive?
That I must keep to myself right now.
>12. What kind of books do you like to read? What kind of music do you
like? do you play a musical instrument?
I read a great deal of history. I like piano classics and some older rock
and roll. (why did that type of music go so far down hill?) No, I don’t play
any instruments myself.
>13.Are you concerned about our government investigating you or trying to
seize you or your device?
Not really. In order to find me, they would have to believe time travel is
>14. are you videotaping or taking pictures of the events going on here to
bring back with you to your time?
>15. what is your favorite food to eat? here and in your world line.
Its very hard for me to find food here. It all scares the Hell out of me.
I’ve found a couple of local farms where I am resonably sure the raw food is
safe and my mother started a garden for me.
>16.does the cure for cancer have any thing to do with genetics?
Again…I’m no expert. I believe there is a great deal of progress in
treating the cancer cells with modified viruses. So I guess the answer is
>17.Do you have an increase in tornados and earthquakes than what we have
now? is the average temperature in Florida in your time about the same as it
is here? or is it different?
That’s one area I’ve decided not to talk about…sorry. The average
temperature worldwide is a bit cooler.
>18. are any of the other 7 time travelers with you in this world line or
are you by yourself?
No. They are off doing something else I’m sure.
>19. are there time travel web sites in the future? does this one still
Time travel is a major point of social discussion. I’ll have to check when
I get back. Most of the larger servers that were in the major cities were
lost or destroyed. I’ll try to bring a copy back with me. Perhaps you can
check that in your 2036.
>20.do you feel any connection at all to your other 2 year old self on this
world line? does it seem like you or someone totally different? who does he
think you are when you talk to him?
He calls me uncle. Yes, there is a connection. He fells like a younger
brother. Sometimes I get mixed emotions watching him and realize I’m
watching the origins of my personality. I tend to playfully criticize my
father about that.