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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 19, 2012 - 8:33pm

Your sitting at home on your computer as you are now. Outside a thunder storm is tearing though your neighborhood. As you are filling out an email, lighting strikes your home causing lamps to dim and your computer to flicker. Somehow your email is sent to the same person you addressed it to, but ends up in their mail box two years in the past this day.

What do you think can happen next?

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 19, 2012 - 8:36pm

It says, "How did you like my story?" and they must think it's weird because they haven't met me yet or know who I am.

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 19, 2012 - 8:41pm

lol, but when they do meet you and tell you about that email. Do you think your past self will put it together and send a diffrent message?

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club March 20, 2012 - 6:45am

In my case, the only person I email is my mother, but two years ago I still lived with her. So if she got a typical email, something like "yeah I can babysit on Friday, will you give me money to rent them a movie and get them pizza?" she'd be very confused...wondering why we didn't just have this conversation in person.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club March 19, 2012 - 9:05pm

Now, if I could pre-plan this email and send it to myself....

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 20, 2012 - 3:37am

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin March 20, 2012 - 3:21am

Heh, my ex-wife would probalby implode. As we were seperated but not divorced. Yet. :-D

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 6:42am

LOL YES! Awesome answer Grlgorl. 

Theres no rules to this. Act like you knew the email would be sent back then. What could or would you change? Or think on how you would have to write it in order for someone to believe it's from the FUTURE?

 

* My post has been Matt Attacked!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 20, 2012 - 6:46am

I feel like that is taking a turn towards regrets, and I don't believe in those. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 20, 2012 - 6:58am

* My post has been Matt Attacked!"
 

Yes. Yes it has. Also, the laws of physics would prevent said scenario from happening. A temporal paradox would occur as well. 

Edit: You can however, thanks to relativity, send an email from the future. If you were orbiting Earth, the Earths gravity would be slightly less on you. Most astronauts are about a billionth of a second ahead of us (or slightly more). If you were there, sent an email to me down here, you would have technically sent it from the future. The same can be said going in reverse. 

Or, if you were orbiting a black hole at somewhere near the speed of light....like 99.9%, then you could send an email to me and CC yourself. You would get it immediately, I wouldn't get it for 10 years. (from your perspective)

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Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Adjustment Day March 20, 2012 - 6:50am

trick question - email didn't exist two years ago.

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 6:54am

If I didn't know the email sent, then it most likely be a chapter From my zombie book being sent to my editor. Since two years ago she didn't know I was writing book, she'd probably call and ask WTF.

Now if I did know, (well I'm pretty self absorbed) most likely I would tell my self the out come of every sporting event and make my self insanely rich. Oh and tell Snooki shes pregnant.

 

-Bobby

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 20, 2012 - 7:05am

Fantastic. 

Side note: What's the deal with airline food?

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 7:48am

LOL, Wrote a letter for my son and daughter for when they turn 18 (they are both 1 now). So doing just that Matt. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 20, 2012 - 7:49am

There was a google commercial about that I always liked...I mean I hate TV and specifically advertising, but this was a good one....

 

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 7:52am

Airline food is a substance that is not made within this time and space, but from a whole other dimension.

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 8:04am

Created by Professor Marcony who would travel between this world and the 4th dimension to a planet called Verdi. Once on Verdi he found a substance much like tofu on earth that could adapt similar flavors as food found here. It was also the only food that could travel through the vacuum of a wormhole. Thinking he had found something, he enslaved some intelligent inhabitance from Verdi to mass produce his artificial food. Then he would beam it back to earth.

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 20, 2012 - 8:18am

The Arroites were a tribal type species with green and yellow skin. They had never had currency system until they were introduced to the Professor. The once peaceful and self sustaining race fell victim to greed and have become enslave by material goods.

 

*To be continued.