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This mirror would be a computer program about the recorded history
location. It would simulate time reflection, where time slice reflected
(replayed) starts from a time negatively and scaled[ly] proportional to the
distance to the mirror (so as to inject the long history into, say an
[0, 20] meters distance from the mirror, from which a person with normal
vision would still be able to make out a meaningful view). Touching the
mirror would reflect the present, and the closer you are, the more recent
past would be displayed in it, but the further the you are, the older events
would unfold in the earlier and earlier recorded history, and replayed
in reverse frames order.
The mirror would sync up with the one particular viewer, whom it would
identify, and display the past based on known past of the individual. If there
would be no data about the long past, it would extrapolate it based on
further details, like haplogroups, and the history known about them.
Presumably, the temporal you could also call them "memory mirrors." They
could stand in various famous locations, where tourists, and people who
immersion into the events of the location in relation to themselves, would
People would come to such mirrors to look at the past, and also,
simulations of their own selves as they were young, and the histories of the
location mixed with the histories of their ancestors.
the secret of time and a vision of youth [xenzag, Jun 08 2019]
Portrait of Lotte 0 to 18 years.
[beanangel, Jun 08 2019]
Light of Other Days
The story [beanie] mentioned. [Wrongfellow, Jun 09 2019]
||Baked, by De Selby in 'The Third Policeman'.
||Wouldn't the other way around be more useful?
||Then you could look at your haircut before the barber starts &
decide if you want it.
||See last link to the one of the works of the
greatest author who ever lived, via De Selby, a
character assigned to the footnotes, and an heroic
figure of genius for me.
||If you hung one of these on one of the few remaining blue London police boxes, the reactions of passers-by would be worth recording ...
||I once read a story, Light of Other Days, about a material (slow glass) with such a high refractive index that would take months or years to pass through it. People would leave it out near beautiful alpine lakes or something, where it would soak up gently varying natural images for a few months then put it on display where they lived. A laminate of these could make a moire of a couple or more intervals of the past superimposed on each other.
||Also, there is a fun and nifty video of a girl going from less than a year old to 18. [link]. I first watched it years ago and she has gone from 14 to 18, gently.
||//few remaining blue London police boxes//
||Oh yes ... there's even one in Baker Street.