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Timeline Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

Timeline easily sparks many discussions about the role of technology and history in today's society. Science fiction writers always begin by asking the question, what if?

What if time travel were possible in the future—what would the dangers be? What would the benefits be? Crichton's novel also asks readers to reevaluate their notions of what it means to be a scholar of history.

1. Robert Doniger makes the statement: ". . . it is an entirely benign and peaceful technology that will provide a great benefit to mankind." Discuss the accuracy of the statement. Is it possible for technology to be completely beneficial?

You might consider the case of nuclear technology as well.

2. Notice that there is no mention of government intervention in Doniger's project. It is as if businesses operate in a world governed by separate rules. Does this make them a danger to the individual citizen? Discuss the...

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