With the days getting shorter and me getting longer, it's a little boring around here by the pond so I've decided to occupy myself with a business venture: Invest In Time.
It may sound a bit risky at first, but no more I'm sure, than having your body frozen and stored until sometime in the future the body can be revived and repaired — in fact much more probable, and safer, I'd say.
All my customers will need, and risk, is a few hundred dollars and faith in the future — and it's really no more complicated than compound interest. The customer will deposit their money with the business, Invest In Time, Inc The company, IIT, will guarantee to hold the fund, earning compounded interest, for as long as necessary until a functional system of time travel has been developed.
It should not worry the investor that the time period would perhaps involve a century or more for two reasons. (1) By that time the original invested fund will be very substantial indeed. (2) At that time the investor will be transported from the time of the investment to the new present, age (of his or choice) and physical health unchanged. Time Transfers, in they chose, can be returned to their original time but no financial refunds will be allowed.
I of course plan to make an initial investment myself. The legal corporative documents will provide the mechanism for moving the business from generation to generation.The next time I meet with you I may have the necessary papers so that those interested can sign up and join this venture.
It may have occurred to you that I am assuming our political and economic system will persist for the period of time required. If I can encourage a large enough number of people to join the venture I am sure they all will try to do their best to make sure our system does persist.
Robert M. Chute CEO/IIT
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