The Future of Time Travel

Sep 5, 2019 4:04:21 PM / by Spencer Flaherty

The current year is 2140, time travel has become accessible to any single person regardless of their wealth. The ability to take yourself to any previous time is easily accomplished through a few movements of your Digital Brain Controller. Revisiting your organization 25, 50, or even 100 years ago is simple and speaking with historical board and volunteer members is commonplace. All sensory input is quickly within reach – except for smell (which may be preferred for pre-1920s travel).

This far off science fiction-esque view of time travel is already here, and in your pocket as a smartphone.

Historical Perspective

The first photograph ever taken was by a man named Nicephore Niepce in 1836. This photograph (shown to the right) took hours of careful preparation with an entirely light sealed room dedicated for the sole purpose of capturing this photograph. The image, which was burned into a piece of photo-reactive (light reactive) paper, took over eight hours to capture and would forever mark the day that time travel was no longer a dream of the past. While the photos you see below are quite a far cry from what internet users of today would call “quality,” the technique was born and could not be put back into its bottle.

Human-2 Photography technology moved at a remarkable pace for this time in history, and by 1838 the first photo of a human being was taken (shown to the left). These developments in quality allowed people to imagine themselves in that exact spot at that exact time – and immerse themselves in the experience.

Perfect Pixels

Moving through the 1900s film-era and into a new digital age, the form-factor and functionality of cameras were greatly improved. From Kodachrome SLR Cameras to D(digital)SLR Cameras, to M4/3 Mirrorless body types, and, finally, the Smartphone Camera, almost everything has changed. What has not changed, however, is professionalism and expertise. But, Spencer, what the heck does this boring history have to do with being a Marketing Coordinator at SEVEN12 Management, or really anything in the business world at all?



Showing up to an event with the right gear for the job and getting all the shots needed is becoming an increasingly rare commodity. Photography and videography have become so standard in today’s world that we do not look at it objectively for all the opportunities it grants us as modern-day professionals. See something on Facebook you want to share with your work team? Screenshot it. See inspiration for an upcoming Association Event in your everyday life? Snap a photo in seconds from your iPhone. Want to show your boss the great attendance at a yearly conference? Send over a quick video. The value gained from burning real-life experiences into the digital world is immeasurable.



History in the Making

SEVEN12 Management offers these exact services to our clients daily. Knowing that a strong company is working behind the scenes to promote your events, services, and member benefits in the best possible way makes it easier for you to focus on what really matters. When the event is over, photos and videos of the day will be digitally cataloged and uploaded to the organization's appropriate social media channels.


You don’t want to bother with a big expensive camera, or deal with .RAW photo file formats. When a significant event is approaching, think about the benefits of having that day forever captured by a professional so the legacy of your organization continues on for future members to experience.

Interested in learning more about how SEVEN12 can help capture your organization's milestones and annual events? Contact us at

Topics: Marketing & Communications

Spencer Flaherty

Written by Spencer Flaherty

Spencer Flaherty is the Marketing Coordinator for SEVEN12 Management. His day to day responsibilities includes keeping client social media accounts updated, creating promotional photo and video assets, as well as covering client conferences. Spencer likes to spend as much time outdoors as he can while still getting back to work the next day. He can be reached at