posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 05:27 PM
I had this idea while watching the show "Known Universe:The Fastest" on NGC.
I thought it was an original idea, and was thinking of writing some fiction on it. I came onto the internet to see if anyone else had thought this,
and found this site as well as a few other smatterings across the web.
I was thinking more along the lines that this period of time ~5,000bce to ~2,000ce(where humans rule the earth) is a limited amount of time. That
these "aliens" live outside of "time" and use genetic material from each "turn of the wheel" to help continue the human race in all manner of
ways. Example - reseeding, or as other posters mention to help their own genetics.
I doubt that time travel would be used for: vacations, history study, archaology, or the like. I believe that if time travel were possible, it would
only be used in extreme conditions, and I think the survival of the human race would be paramount.
Perhaps they knew of the "certain doom" that is coming, and use their technology to escape it, through time. Since a habitable planet, other than
Earth, from the little I understand, is stastically improbable. It is unlikely that a ship could reach a habitable planet before
deformities/death/radiation/etc. would destroy the colony en route.
Where do these 'gods' live? Do they reproduce, or have they found a way to cheat death with their manipulation of time? Then there are dimensions
to discuss, and parallel universes... strings? I haven't thought that far yet.
I do think that this idea has some merit in Theory. That is IF human time travel is possible in the future. It fits a lot of things all too well.