Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Kuemper’s class at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School answered the question:
If you could travel to the future for one day, what would you do and why?
I would search for the new electronic devices and see what they look like compared to this year’s electronics. Also, I would see if they finally created flying cars. I'm interested with all of the different electronics; just thinking of the future electronic inventions makes me feel exited. I would visit 2100, the month of January 1. It's the New Year for celebrating new life and creating new inventions.
I would see what society would be like in the century and see if our technology had changed. I would see if civilization had changed at all. I would see if climate change is different. Also, I would check to see if the bee population has started to increase a little.
I would want to see what I am doing when I am 30 years old. I want to see where I live. Am I married and do I have kids? My goal is become a dentist, so I would like to see if I accomplished that goal! If I have kids, I would tell them about the coronavirus in 2020 and that it was a scary time but everything turned out OK. It’s important to be kind and care about other people. Be strong and you can get through anything!
I would want to find out all the latest technology: new cars, robots and the latest software. I would want to see what is now digitally managed, that in the present day we haven't had or developed yet. One of the big pieces of technology I would like to see in the future would involve turning all trash into electricity or energy, because landfills are a problem. Maybe even a way to make all cars run on something besides gasoline. And the last thing I would want to find out about is what happened with climate change, and what we could do to help stop it.
I would bring an old Christmas ornament. In the present time, they are worth $1,000 to $18,000, but imagine how much it would cost in the future. When I get to the future, the first thing I would do is sell the Christmas ornament so I have a lot money to buy food, water, and I can buy fun things to do. Then I would want to see what the basketball court, a basketball, a soccer field and a soccer ball would look like. I would also want to visit myself to see what I look like in the future and see what I have become. The last thing I would do is try the food to see if it tastes better in the future because I don’t like a lot of foods in the present.
If I could go to the future, I would go 500 years forward. I would first find a descendant of my family so they could show me around. I need to know exactly where I’m going. I would go to the equivalent to the Apple store to see what new inventions and gadgets 2520 has. I would want that so I fit in with all the other people. I would just explore my surroundings, and then not tell anyone about the future when I get back home. I would do that because I don’t think anyone would believe me, and I would ruin my reputation.
I would see if they stopped global warming because I am so sad that the polar bears are dying. I would also like to see if I was still alive and healthy (which I probably won’t be). I would also like to see what humans and animals changed at all, if people use self-driving and flying cars, and if people stop littering. And if people made a potion that made animals live forever.