About Time Machines

Have you ever enjoyed a time machine movie?

Larry Berlin
4 min readApr 21, 2023
Two persons walk toward a large time machine that looks like a clock face resting on the ground in a colorful park. Where will they end up? The future or the past? How can we know? How will they choose?
Image by the Author with the aid of NightCafe

Why did you enjoy it? Was it the thought of something you’d change in your own past? Some event in history you’d like to observe passively? Or is human greed or practical need suggesting you should examine stock prices a month or so in the future?

Movies have used this fascinating device to explore love connections, perhaps we could call that the “love is eternal” connection? Others have explored adventures with dinosaurs, spying on past wars, and in trying to find future disasters (hoping to avoid them). Still others seem obsessed with the conundrum of encountering one’s self, or a relative, and causing the universe itself to crash from a temporal short circuit!

There seems to be a common element here, that if such a machine existed, we could absolutely trust the information we obtained from it! If we peeked back to the dinosaur age we would see the exact creatures that became part of the oil reserves from which we just fueled our car. Or by viewing the future we would observe something in politics, finance, business, world events, or some adventure that would be an absolute bit of information guaranteed to take place, and thus make our current-time bet/investment worthwhile.

If you reflect on such premises, the concept assumes that the past or future has a…



Larry Berlin

A world traveler, fascinated with the Universe, a follower of the Creator. Writing about Bible based mysteries, treasures, patterns, symbols, and prophecy.