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Question: In the distant FUTURE, will it be strange being able to see a great ancestor on film from centuries ago!?
will it be weird for the descendants of Tom Cruise (for example) to be able to see him on film thousands of years from now!?

it would be like: "hey, that's my great-great-great-great-great-great-grea!.!.!. grandfather!"Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Looking back at my own family tree and some highly probable (but not necessarily verified) famous ancestors, I'd guess that most of Tom Cruise's descendants a couple of centuries hence won't know what he did or even necessarily know that he was their ancestor!. Case in point: Recently, I discovered that a direct linear maternal ancestor was a colonel in the American Revolution who was massacred by Delaware Indians in Ohio towards the close of the American War for Independence!.

Sure, I knew my great, great, great grandmother was Martha Crawford Degman (and that's as far back as anyone knew), but I didn't know I was a candidate for the DAR!. According to family stories, in true Oliver Twist fashion, orphaned Great Great Grandmother Martha Louisa Ruth Degman McQuerry had to bring her great aunt tea each morning in a china cup!. Martha's father and Martha Louisa's grandfather, John, had accompanied his dad, William Crawford, on his ill-fated military expedition!. You'd think some name-dropping relative would have surely mentioned that Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather was a lifelong buddy of George Washington!. Incidentally, this also means I'm distantly related to two American Presidents (William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison)!. Who knew!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

I have travelled to the future on my time machine that I built onto my pushbike!. Tom Cruise's relatives are actually a bit embarrassed by the lad's antics and don't like to talk about him!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

probably not, because even today we dont identify much with ancient ancestors, and i dont think it will improve in a couple millenia, not to mention the fact that nobody will careWww@QuestionHome@Com

There might not be any machines left which are capable of playing old DVDs, they might just have to look at the packet :)Www@QuestionHome@Com

We won't last that longWww@QuestionHome@Com