Stuck In Time Essay, Research Paper
It’s 2139 and Charles Stimatra, head of the ITEDRC (International Time Exploration and Defense Research Company), has figured out a formula and machine enabling one person at a time to be transported to another time.
The glitch he is working on is the person can only be estimated where he will be when he gets transported. The closest they can get is three kilometers within the configured destination. Seven out of twenty three men have been lost and killed because one ended up inside a rock, another 300 feet in the air and the last got stuck in another person causing a time malfunction and creating an explosive object. The others whereabouts are unknown.
The other men went back again and tried to save as many from dying as they could because it could cause a chain reaction through history and completely change everything.
The future is a whole different matter. Since the future can always be changed, sending someone to the future could change the past.
Charles and his associates are not the only ones experimenting in time travel. These people are called hackers, which is why there are Time Police. They devote their lives to protecting the past. For example, if someone went back and killed Hitler, it could change everything. The Time Police stop these people from doing so.
Captain of the Time Police used to be Sergeant Carl Lamberg. He was one of the many that had to erase their identity and lives so they could protect the future of the human race. Which brings us to the story of how Carl died. How do I know? Because I am Carl Lamberg.
?Control, I?m ready to transmit. Confirm safety for time transport.?
I let go of the intercom button and waited for the confirmation.
?This is Control, we confirm transport. You have the go ahead.?
This is my thirteenth time and I still get nervous. I reach for the bottom of my shirt to wipe my forehead but the chair starts to shake and I end up in 1642 five feet above the ground. I drop and absorb the impact with my knees.
My mission is to find a gold transport to a king and stop a hacker from robbing it.
Hackers can easily kill people from the past because they use modern weapons, while the people they are robbing have to reload after every shot.
I brush myself off and set off down the road. I get fifty feet away from where I landed when I hear the steady clopping of horses? hooves.
Diving behind a thick tree, I wait. They come closer and I see the hacker appear in front of them. The horses startle and one soldier is thrown off. The hacker pulls out a pair of Uzi?s from his trench coat and I know that?s my cue.
Rolling out from behind the tree I pull out my pistol and fire three rounds into his back. He turns with a blank look on his face and tries to fire but collapses instead.
Calling back to Control I disintegrate before the soldiers and my body is back in Control Headquarters. Immediately after, I have another mission.
I get confirmation and am about to stop another hacker when all of a sudden a hacker ends up in front of the Control Panel and types 2?000?000 BC before dematerializing in the guards grasp.
I end up in a large nest with two eggs inside. I look over the edge and I realize I am on top of a strange tree. I hear only distant roars and the flapping of wings. The flapping of wings!?!?
The eggs? mother swoops up behind me and I notice that it has no feathers. At that time it occurs to me that I?m in the Jurassic period and I?m being attacked by a Pterodactyl. It squawks and lunges at me, so I roll and fall off the nest. As I plummet to the ground I pull out my grappling hook and fire it at the tree beside me, it grabs and I begin to swing towards it. As I wrap around the tree I release the hook and fall a remaining ten feet to the jungle floor.
I hear a rustling in the bushes to my right then my left. I pull out my pistol as I remember that really old movie classic called ?Jurassic Park?. The rustling is in front of me now and I blow away the Raptor that comes out of the bushes, I bolt forward as the other two come from the sides and hide behind a tree. They come at me and I pull a grenade from my vest and press the button. I feel the first ones breath and then nothing as it engulfs my neck and shoulder before the grenade goes off.
Now I said I was Carl and that I died. So how am I telling you this? Simply another Time Police officer gave his life by going back to when the hacker got in the control room and stood were the hacker would have come in causing the hacker to appear inside of him and causing an explosive object like I told you about before. Complicated? Think about it.