A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have invented a time machine that allows them to travel back in time and change their past choices, but their attempts have only led to more disasters and dilemmas.
The scientists, who asked not to be named, said they were driven by their remorse and failures in their personal and professional lives. They said they wanted to use the time machine to undo their blunders, such as picking the wrong major, dumping their spouses, or missing out on lucrative deals.
However, their experiments with the time machine have gone horribly wrong, as they have created multiple timelines and alternate realities that are at odds with each other. For instance, one of the scientists tried to avoid his bankruptcy by going back to his first job interview and accepting the offer instead of rejecting it, but he ended up working for a shady company that was involved in a massive fraud scandal.
Another scientist tried to impress his crush by going back to his high school prom and asking her out instead of chickening out, but he ended up dating a psycho who stalked him and tried to kill him.
A third scientist tried to prevent his dog from dying by going back to the day he adopted him and choosing a different one, but he ended up with a cat that hated him and scratched his face.
The scientists said they have lost count of how many timelines and realities they have made and ruined, and they are scared of the repercussions of their actions. They said they are trying to find a way to reverse their mess and restore the original timeline, but they are not sure if it is feasible or how to do it.
“We thought we were doing something smart, but we were actually being dumb,” one of the scientists said. “We have screwed up the space-time continuum and we don’t know how to unscrew it. We are sorry for what we have done and we hope we can make it better.”