26 October 2012

Timeline travel

Today, I begin two new projects, the first of which continues my experiments with Facebook.  By placing your cursor on the timeline at any point in your Facebook wall, you can add a photo, status, location, or life event at that point in the timeline, adjusting the date based on the preceding or succeeding posts. Logical use of this would be to align your virtual timeline with the events of your biological timeline through life events: births of children, divorces, conversion to new religions. For me, though, this opens up possibilities of virtual time travel: I have started using Facebook out of time.

5 comments:

Matt Bennett said...

Commenting on older posts approaches time travel, since you revisit a status from another time in order to leave a comment there. Adding events in time, though, as well as moving them around renders virtual time nonlinear.

Matt Bennett said...

Perhaps more impressively, it allows one to predict the future.

Matt Bennett said...

It seems timeline travel is limited to one's own lifetime.

Matt Bennett said...

Although, luckily, one can be reborn at a different time, extending timeline travel further.

Matt Bennett said...

"Mr. Fusion powers the time circuits and the flux capacitor."