It was a beautiful Saturday when my friend told me about a new chat application and its features like grouping friends, meeting new people and the most amazing look around feature. I was too curious to see how it works that I downloaded the application within no time and started using it. Within half an hour I found six of my colleagues using app with the look around feature and I became friends with the group instantly… I was so excited with the feature and so I tried to find everyone I would possibly know during my drive back home. Then I searched nearby my home and found a few neighbors using the same application. Being a dreamer since my childhood, I slept thinking of the new look around feature and grouping. And so I tried to find someone whom I wanted to meet since a long time. People who changed the world and theories. And so in my dreams I rushed the other dimension parallel to earth. They call the place -heaven. I am not sure if it was really a heaven.
I then tried to find some faces I was looking for and there they were.
Mr.Sargon– The very first emperor known to us. The one who ruled Sumerians in
the Land of Akkad for a long time…. I greeted him and asked the only question I had in my mind.
I : What made you think to rule over a breed which is similar to you… they eat like you, wear the same as you. Some of them may even healthier than you … then why??? Why have you started this competition to be the best to win over people not hearts? What made you think to rule those who gave you birth to fight with Sumerians? To made them follow your rules? Do you even imagine what have you started??? Could you thought over it before started the tradition of ruling people?? You Mr. Sargon, yes you are responsible for Babylon war, for Scotland fight, for civil war, for Mughal wars, for Changez khan, for Napoleon, Hitler, Aurangzeb, British killing and a thousand more killings… You are responsible for the death of trillions just to prove their leadership amongst the world…. Why did you agreed to be a king Mr. Sargon?
To which He replied: for the sake of good for my people I wanted to make rules to align things. I wanted to be a voice people respond to. I wanted to create a united family. Unknowingly manhood took the emperor ship for granted… I chose it to serve; they want it to be served… I lived and died making rule for my clan… then for my empire then for the humanity… I am now ashamed to be the first king after listing to your words what they mean by being an emperor…
I was speechless but thoughtful at the same time… I tried to accuse Mr. Surgon, but he clarified his status on the leadership. I was happy to find a suitable answer for my curiosity….
I moved on to find the root of the other question I had in my mind and for that I had to find a child they say who invented the gold in Greece. And so I went out to Alexander the nearest person from me from whom I could get some information.
So, Mr. Alexander, can you please tell me who invented the gold as I have some questions for him.
Mr Alexander: sorry but I heard he invented gold around 1000 years before I lived there so I don’t know much about him.
Me: OK can you tell me who started the gold mining over there as I heard it started over 570 BC when you were the emperor..
He: Yes they mined the gold near Hercules Mountain for years and sold them in market to the Ladiyan merchants. But, there too I do not have much knowledge except that the metal was real good and yellow in color that could be extracted in shape of nuggets.
Me: can you please let me meet the vendor who extracted gold for you?
He: sure come with me!
After a walk of about 20 minutes we came to a place they called hell.
“What are you doing here??” I asked him
The mine vendor: they say I killed thousands for the sake of artificial happiness..
I got my answer without asking further questions…
All I could say was ‘karma returns always and infinity….’ The metal they call gold was, is and will be responsible for no idea how many killings, deaths, cheating, frauds, wars and dividing. Why have they found it in the first place… and I moved out…
The next person I had to find was Yuan Dynasty – a Chinese emperor who would tell me the source of my 3rd answer… Now I wanted to meet the one who invented gunpowder and for that I went to meet Mr. Yuan. I greeted him and asked the name of the person who invented the gun powder to ask him what did he thought while he was experimenting on this explosive?
Mr. Yuan: I got no idea who invented that, but we got this written in a book named Wujing Zongyao written by Mr. Roger Bacon so you better go to him and ask what is this all about and why he invented this.
I moved to Mr. Roger Bacon and asked if he can satisfy my curiosity.
Mr. Roger Bacon: I learn the magic of making gunpowder out of some stones and chemicals from my father and forefathers, we used to use them as fireworks in starting, but then Mongols attacked us and provoked us to make gun powder a weapon against them and then as the time passed by… we mastered the gunpowder manufacturing, but then the Mongols took it….
I: and we all know what happened then.. Million and billion of your own men killed by the weapons you created… you made killing people so easy that anyone can now kill a person in one shot. You changed the era when physical health was the only measure of being in army… and now you made even a kid ready to fight… You did not know what you did Mr. Roger Bacon..
He: I would have destroyed the formula then and there when they told me… Mankind learnt to make gun powder in centuries and it took less than a century to kill almost half the population because of gunpowder we used in weapons…
I left him thinking over what he did and for what….
I now had to find the person from new world… Thomas Midgley, Jr… the one who invented petroleum… indeed a revolutionary invention in terms of human civilization.. But wait a minute. Are we sure we become more civil after this… I had some doubts to clear and so I moved to find Mr. Thomas. And I found him digging something there under a tree…
Hello sir: I greeted him and asked if he can spare some of his precious time.
He looked at me and smiled. So you know what I did when I was on earth??
I: yes sir, I wanted to tell you what you did.
He: you mean you wanted to thank?
I: not at all sir, I wanted to curse you on behalf of that half of the generation died because you teach the use of the petroleum to some petroleum greedy people. You invented petrol to fight over it , to kill people for energy…. I wanted to tell you that 20 million people killed in a fight over petrol well in Syria, Kuwait, Iran and Iraq… I know you too don’t have an explanation for that but I wanted to tell you what you did and also wanted you to ask why??
He cried for some half an hour and told me: I invented petrol to give humanity a speed, to give then easy source to make food, to give then easy mechanical transportation, to give them powerful machines.. I would have burnt all of the petroleum if I would know what the coming generations would do to my invention… I gave you speed not the power to run over poor; I gave you powerful machines but not to set up heavy weapons on them. My intention was to gave the progress – the wings of petrol and not to destroy the mother earth.
I felt sorry for him and moved ahead…
My only question left was for two innocent people Pierre and Marie Curie the couple who invented the X rays by chance when they were extracting a uranium ore. They named the particle radium and invented the rays for humanity… but then at the same time they created a weapon of mass murders. A nuclear powered ore they found… so I wanted to ask them why have they let that happened?? I tried and so I found the couple near an apple tree.
Me: hello ma’am, hello sir, I am Gaurav and I found you via We chat lookaround option.. thanks to the technology that we have the application in all dimensions of time now.. I wanted to tell you the bad things your baby did to earth. The nuclear ore you left became a nuclear bomb later and killed hundreds of thousands of man… I said and saw their faces turned pale with sadness.
The couple: so even you think that was us?? No we were not. That was Mr. Leó Szilárd . An Austrian-hungry regional scientist who had this contract with British army to make a nuclear bomb under their army… you better go and ask him why ?
I stood up silently and walked away to find this man. I again put my we chat to look around and found him sitting all alone on a bench talking to a group of scientist via we chat.
I: hello Mr. Leó Szilárd I found you here after all.
He: hello Gaurav , I know you were looking for me and some of my friends have already told me about you.. I hope you are having a good time traveling via we chat. It’s easy to talk face to face now with the help of such application. Anyways tell me how I can help you finding your answer.
I: let’s come to the point straight forward sir, why did you invented the atom bomb?
He: I did not.. I only started to make uranium 239 but the real man behind he evolution of a nuclear reactor in to an atom bomb is Hans Bethe he is on my friends list. Wait I will connect him to you on cam chat.
I: Hello Mr. Hans Bethe. I was looking for you since a long time. Now tell me why have you created atom bomb who killed a thousand of people in Japan…
He: I created nuclear reactor, not an atom bomb, but the rulers turned a beautiful invention in to a massive attack weapon… sigh.. He said…
I was again stood dumb. Now again the rulers, leaders and the emperors…
I came back to the time I started from… and thanked wechat to help me finding answers for such questions I was always concerned about. But can we ever get the answer why they did that ?? for what reasons ??? I wish I could got answers for that too!