Much like "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells original novel "The Time Machine" has inspired countless adaptations and interpretations for multiple generations. The engineering, psychics, and philosophy regarding potential time travel are important components in this initial exploration by Wells, as is the larger commentary on social class, government, and religion in society. Do revolutions need evolution? The course will exam American society in comparison with world cultures historically, currently, and in the future through the major revisions of this classic work.