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Q: How does this work?
A: Current scientific theory states that Time Travel may be possible, however the technology is a long way off, perhaps hundreds of years in the future. Now, assume it does become possible in say, 500 years. As with any technology, Time Travel will get less expensive as time goes on. Just as the price of a VCR has dropped to less than $70 from the several hundred dollars it cost just ten years ago, Time Travel, once it becomes feasible, will initially be very expensive yet it will become more and more economical as time goes by.
Q: How much will this cost me?
A: Our fee is only $10, of which a percentage is placed into the fund, to grow and earn interest, and the rest is used to pay for overhead in running the website, covering legal fees, paying for your certificate, and maintaining the database of members.
Q: So what do I get for my ten bucks?
A: A percentage goes into the fund, in your name. The interest this percentage earns is earmarked for you, should we be successful. You also get a signed certificate on acid-free paper mailed to you, suitable for framing. Your name is maintained in a database, along with your current address. Should you move, you can update your address. Instructions will be included with your certificate. Further, you can put in your will to have the fund notified of the date, time and place of your death, to be entered into the database. Instructions are included with your certificate. We are also working to establish a "members only" section of the web site so you can see how the fund is doing at any time.
Q: My date and place of death?
A: It's assumed you won't live for the 500 or more years it may take for the technology to be perfected, and for the fund to grow. If, as we assumed above, you are to be retrieved at or just before your time of death, they will need to know when and where to find you. This makes it easier.
Q: Are there any restrictions?
A: Yes, several:
-- You will not be retrieved if you die by suicide. Sorry, but we don't want your family blaming us for you killing yourself because you think you will get to the future sooner.
-- You will not be retrieved if you die by execution, or are killed in the process of, or the result of, committing a crime. You are responsible for your actions, and the fund is not an excuse for you to take your frustrations out on society. (Note: You are not automatically excluded if you are the victim of a crime.)
-- There are no guarantees. None whatsoever. This is pure speculation, but it is a chance. Should something happen such as the people of the earth bombing themselves back to the stone age, you probably won't be retrieved. The fund is a chance to visit the future, not a guarantee. If you want a guarantee, go buy a savings bond and wait for seven years.
Originally posted by AgentSmith
The thing is - they take you just before you die, and in one part they say that they may even replace your body with a cloned one, so no-one would even know your gone.
It's not like they take you away while your alive, or that they bring you back right after your dead.
They would be bringing you into what would be the present and 'fixing' you so you don't die.
In theory it would not affect the timeline significantly.
Originally posted by Freedom_for_sum
It's not really ten bucks, however. In 500 years that $10, adjusted for inflation, will only be worth $ .02. So instead, I'll give my 2 cents here: Clearly this is just a scam--but a brilliant one! How many fish do you think he/they will reel in on this one? Perhaps enough to fund his/their retirement? They offer NO guarantees or no promises IF the technology doesn't become available. This is simply a "buyer beware" situation and falls in line with the folks who were selling parcels of land on the moon.