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Time Travel Mutual Fund
I once read a science fiction story that theorized that we never die. We just grow more improbable. Whenever we face a life/death moment, there is always a probability, however remote, that we could survive. In one universe we might die, but in an alternative universe somewhere that branches off from our reality the remote probability that we survive is followed. It was a neat theory for a science fiction story. This site has found a way to make money from a very similar idea. Just before you die, they promise, you will be sucked into the future by time travellers. You guarantee this by putting $10 now into their time travel mutual fund. Over 500 years that $10 will turn into millions of dollars, thanks to the miracle of compound interest. This will pay for the expense of sucking you into that future world. Somehow I doubt that they intend to keep any money given to them in a mutual fund for 500 years. But at least they give you a certificate in exchange for your cash.
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 12, 2002


I already went forward in my own time machine: fair warning: the company went bankrupt, and your cash is no longer waiting for you. Seems one of the owners absconded with the loot, and his secretary (who, from what I understand, is from another galaxy, and was dropped here accidentally when her ship crashed in the desert and they sent her to look for a gas station)
Posted by catlady  on  Thu Jul 29, 2004  at  12:52 AM
"Just before you die, they promise, you will be sucked into the future by time travellers"

Actually that's not strictly complete. The promise is contingent on the technology being available. There is no guarantee that there will be, nor does the site make any claim that there will be. If it did, I'd definitely say it was a hoax.
Posted by J.  on  Sat Sep 18, 2004  at  03:43 AM
I love this! What a great concept. They don't explain how they are going to keep track of when you die, or how the people of the future are even going to know about you.
I did get a couple of good chuckles out of the web site though. Very funny. I wonder if anyone has signed up. Might be funny just to have that certificate.
What's funny too is that out of your $10, actually only $2 ends up in your "fund" for the future. The other $8 is used for maintaining their site and printing your certificate.
This would definitely make a funny gag gift for someone. And who knows, you might actually wake up one day a rich big wig in the future.
This would nmake a good Twilight Zone episode.
I like how they keep stressing that there are "no guarantees" You're kidding! tongue rolleye
Posted by Glamcat  on  Wed Jan 26, 2005  at  07:41 AM
thats cool but why not start on the timemachine right now. how much money would a group of scienctists need.and can i work on the project too. if your serious i meen yhats the next best thing next to acheive pure immortallity.right?
Posted by MichaelThomass  on  Thu Oct 25, 2007  at  06:43 PM
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