If I Could Go Back in Time

back in timeOne of the most popular topics in the history of science-fiction has been the idea of time travel. In literature and cinema, this topic has been exploited uncountable times. We know and love such works as H.G. Wells’ “Time Machine”; H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time”; Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder”; King’s “The Langoliers”; as well as numerous films and TV shows: “Back to the Future,” “Butterfly Effect,” and “Timecop.” These, as well as many others are dedicated mostly to one question: how can an individual affect or even change their entire life in the present by making even slight corrections in their own past? In my opinion, this is one of the most common, natural, and essential questions.

When I was a child, I often dreamed about a special pocket device that would allow me to “save” certain moments of my life, so that in case if I failed to do something, I could always “load” my life from a checkpoint, already possessing a certain level of experience—exactly how they do it in video games. I imagined the things I could do if I had such power: jumping from

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