Time Travel Now A Reality With Facebook

By Mike Maddaloni on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 08:16 PM with 1 comments

What H.G. Wells wrote about in 1895 has become a reality for me today. The notion of a time machine, which someone could use to travel to a specific time and location, is now possible. Thanks for this goes to Facebook.

Within the last month I have seen a huge number of my high school graduating class on Facebook. They may have been there all the long, and with the ability to search by when and where from you graduated, it has magnified their presence. That is, assuming, you tag yourself for when you graduated from high school. Many people are new to Facebook, some joining at the encouragements of friends… and for some by their own children.

As it’s been a few years since I graduated from high school, people have obviously changed. For example, I had a mop of hair on my head in high school! Others go by married or other names and some still have to upload photos or use a photo where you can actually make out a face. For those whom I have connected with, it’s been interesting catching up on what has transpired over the years. There’s also the occasional memory of each other that the other had no idea about or had repressed that sometimes comes to light.

The concept of a time machine has been omnipresent for me. For whatever reason, I never made it back to a high school reunion, and with the exception of a small handful of people, I haven’t seen or heard from most all of my graduating class. It wasn’t anything I did intentionally, it just happened.

But here we all are, and we’re catching up. I helped the cause by creating a Facebook group for my class as a signpost in the vastness of Facebook to connect people. This will surely make the next class reunion, slated for next year, different. Different, I believe, in a positive way.


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