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mk  ·  1247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm a _____ (fill in the blank)

Time-traveler.

About 2/3 of the time I travel into the future at a rate of 1 second per second, but about every 16 hours or so I travel forward 7-8 hours in a wink.

I've watched technology and culture change. I've seen computers move from data centers into just about everyone's homes. When I started my travels we had a black and white television in our house. I remember when MTV was formatted like a radio station, but with videos.

I've watched babies born and grow into adults. I've watched adults grow frail and die.

I can't travel back in time, and the closest I can come to adjusting the settings is to either waste time, or do something with it.

It's frustrating that I age just about as fast as I travel. I can see that so much time passed before me, and so much is going to pass after. I can see the Mars rovers exploring a place that I won't because of how slowly I time-travel, and how quickly I age.

Everyone else I know is the same kind of time-traveler as I am, but most people don't like to dwell on it.