7 Hilarious and Thought-Provoking Time Travel Memes

If you love the concept of time travel and memes, then these 7 examples should make your day.
Christopher McFadden

Are you looking for some awesome memes about time travel? Then you have come to the right place.

Here we have hand-picked some of the best memes about time travel available on the internet. Some of them will also make you think!



Is it possible to travel back in time?

It is a common theme in many a science fiction film and novel, but is time travel possible? As it turns out, it might just be -- but would be incredibly difficult to achieve.

"Mathematically, you can certainly say something is traveling to the past," Liu said. “But it is not possible for you and me to travel backward in time,” he said. "However, some scientists believe that traveling to the past is, in fact, theoretically possible, though impractical." - Live Science.


But, it should be noted that traveling "forward" in time might actually be more plausible.

"Travelling forwards in time is surprisingly easy. Einstein’s special theory of relativity, developed in 1905, shows that time passes at different rates for people who are moving relative to one another - although the effect only becomes large when you get close to the speed of light." - physics.org.

Going back in time is, however, probably impossible. According to the principles of relativity, this would probably require you to travel faster than the speed of light.

This is a feat widely believed to be impossible. Some scientists have postulated that things called "wormholes" could be a way around this. 

But they are not foolproof either. You could only travel back as far in time as when the wormhole itself was created. 

"However, it would still be impossible to go back further in time than the point at which the wormhole was created, limiting the options for travel somewhat - and possibly explaining why we haven’t encountered any visitors from the future. If any natural wormholes were formed in the Big Bang, it might be possible to travel to a limited number of points in the past and in the distant universe, but wouldn’t enable one to flit around the cosmos at will as the Doctor seems to do." - physics.org

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But, it should be noted that there are some who believe that "time" itself is something of an illusion.

"According to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion: our naive perception of its flow doesn't correspond to physical reality. Indeed, as Rovelli argues in The Order of Time, much more is illusory, including Isaac Newton's picture of a universally ticking clock," - nature.com

What are some great films about time travel?

According to sites like popularmechanics.com, here are some of the best films about time travel: -

  • The Final Countdown/The Philadelphia Experiment.
  • Men in Black 3.
  • Flight of the Navigator.
  • Time After Time.
  • Timecrimes.
  • Source Code.
  • Donnie Darko.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Predestination.
  • Star Trek: First Contact.
  • Army of Darkness.
  • Doctor Strange.
  •  Sleeper.
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
  • Looper.
  • Avengers: Endgame.
  • Interstellar.
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  • The Time Machine.
  • Edge of Tomorrow.
  • La Jetée.
  • Arrival.
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • Planet of the Apes.
  • 12 Monkeys.
  • Time Bandits.
  • The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • Primer.
  • Back to the Future.

What are some great memes about time travel?

So, without further ado, here are some great memes about time travel. Trust us when we say this list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.

1. The life of a time-traveler is a lonely one (and potentially controversial)

Problem of time travel. from r/PewdiepieSubmissions

Here's an interesting ethical dilemma. If you could, would you go back in time to kill Hitler as a baby?

You would? But haven't you just killed an innocent baby?

Doesn't such an act make you as bad as people like Hitler?

Most believe that children are not born "evil" and are, in fact, products of their life's experiences, indoctrination into particular ideologies and upbringing, etc. Though some scientists have found links between brain physiology and anti-social traits like psychopathy. 

So would killing baby Hitler be a "good thing?" You are, after all, judging an infant to death over a "precrime," like in the Minority Report.

Perhaps it would be better to have him raised by better parents?

But it might not matter anyway. If time travel was possible, people in the future would never have actually have heard of him.

It would probably be best to keep it to yourself -- you have just killed a baby after all. 

2. True-time travel must use a lot of cliches 

The time travel in movies starterpack. from r/starterpacks

Whenever time-travel is the main theme of a film, there is an unwritten rule that it must contain a certain amount of things. From unnecessarily complex scientific terminology to cliched quotes like "that's not how time travel works," you might want to play time-travel bingo next time you watch one.

It usually also has to include some ingenious, if slightly unhinged, scientist. This is simply a must.

A prime example is the recent Marvel blockbuster "Avengers: End Game." Thankfully, this film appears to have learned lessons from previous time-travel films and makes light of these many themes.

Quite refreshing.

3. Time travelers from the future appear to be getting cocky

Just a lil time travel meme from r/timetravel

Could this be proof that time travel is actually possible in the future? "Dabbing" is a recent cultural phenomenon, isn't it?

Of course, in this photoshop day and age, we might not be able to trust the source of this image completely. Such sad times we live in.

It would be great to believe this image is, indeed, real, however.

But, in reality, this is actually a set pic from Christopher Nolan's recent blockbuster "Dunkirk." 

4. Elon Musk: The Emperor of Mars

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We knew it. Everyone knows that the only reason Elon Musk is pushing mankind to colonize Mars is to fulfill his dreams of power.

And yet, there are still those who believe Musk's ambitions are purely altruistic. How could we have been so trusting?

Let's just hope he is a fair and magnanimous leader for the people of Mars.

5. What could possibly go wrong?

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With all the latest developments in genetic engineering, it can only be a matter of time before we get a real Jurassic Park? What could possibly go wrong?

But, given the warnings from Michael Crichton, perhaps it might not be a good idea.

After all, as Ian Malcolm famously said: "our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." Never a truer word was spoken.

But, that being said, it would be awesome! 

6. Seems legit

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Well, well, what have we here? With all those DeLoreans and a Tardis, this can only mean one thing -- A Time Traveller meeting of some kind. 

This is one party we would certainly love to be invited to. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

But would they actually have an "annual" meeting? It seems a little redundant. 

7. It turns out time travel has always been possible!

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And lastly, but by no means least, is this great quote from Carl Sagan. As it turns out, from a certain point of view, we have been able to travel to the past for as long as the written word has existed.

It is incredible to think that by reading ancient writers, like Marcus AureliusAristotle, John Locke, or Thomas Aquinas (to name but a few), we can, in a way, talk to people from the past. This really is a mind-blowing thought when you think about it.

Now get out there and "stand on the shoulders of giants." 

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