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12th Aug '16 7:56:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the Time Travel based RTS game ''{{Achron}}'' this is known as 'Retconomy'. One of the playable species creates harvesters by morphing one of their basic units. These basic units can be built and paid for in the future and then sent into the past where they become harvesters and begin gathering resources. The end result is that the player will have gathered more resources in a shorter amount of... er... time than a player that had not used time travel.

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* In the Time Travel based RTS game ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' this is known as 'Retconomy'. One of the playable species creates harvesters by morphing one of their basic units. These basic units can be built and paid for in the future and then sent into the past where they become harvesters and begin gathering resources. The end result is that the player will have gathered more resources in a shorter amount of... er... time than a player that had not used time travel.
7th Aug '16 8:30:07 AM Someoneman
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** It's implied the Doctor did this with a lottery ticket [[spoiler:which he gave to Donna in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]]]. For an added dose of [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], he got the coin to buy the ticket from the bride's dead father in the past, so that he could get her a wedding present.

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** It's implied the Doctor did this with a lottery ticket [[spoiler:which he gave to Donna in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]]]. For an added dose of [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], And he got the coin to buy the ticket from the bride's dead father in the past, so that he could get her a wedding present.
18th May '16 1:23:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The entire point of ''TheCompanyNovels'' is to find ways to make time travel profitable, such as salvaging artifacts at that particular time period and having them be rediscovered in the 24th century.

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* The entire point of ''TheCompanyNovels'' ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'' is to find ways to make time travel profitable, such as salvaging artifacts at that particular time period and having them be rediscovered in the 24th century.
13th May '16 10:51:40 PM Doug86
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* In one of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'' novels, the titular hero ends up traveling through time to an alternate past where Nazis have occupied New York. One of them captures Bill and his partner and asks them who they are. When Bill explains that they're from the future, the Nazi starts demanding lottery numbers, despite Bill explaining that they're from thousands of years in the future and, thus, have no idea what "lottery" even is.

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* In one of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'' ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' novels, the titular hero ends up traveling through time to an alternate past where Nazis have occupied New York. One of them captures Bill and his partner and asks them who they are. When Bill explains that they're from the future, the Nazi starts demanding lottery numbers, despite Bill explaining that they're from thousands of years in the future and, thus, have no idea what "lottery" even is.
9th Apr '16 12:16:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FamilyMatters'', Carl gives his past self information on the stock market and in the present day becomes fabulously wealthy. However in this time he and his wife never had kids, Carl has been just money hungry, and just before they go back to fix it his wife wanted a divorce.

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* In ''FamilyMatters'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Carl gives his past self information on the stock market and in the present day becomes fabulously wealthy. However in this time he and his wife never had kids, Carl has been just money hungry, and just before they go back to fix it his wife wanted a divorce.
27th Feb '16 2:16:21 AM Randallw201238
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* In the ''Series/ChildrensHospital'' episode where Dr. Maestro traveled back to the 40's, he made sure to write down a LongList of businesses that would become famous in the ensuing years. Unfortunately, the plan isn't ''that'' well though through, so he winds up locking it in a desk and eagerly reading it in the present day.

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* In the ''Series/ChildrensHospital'' episode where Dr. Maestro traveled back to the 40's, he made sure to write down a LongList of businesses that would become famous in the ensuing years. Unfortunately, the plan isn't ''that'' well though thought through, so he winds up locking it in a desk and eagerly reading it in the present day.
8th Jan '16 5:08:47 PM nombretomado
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* SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' story "Have You Heard The One...?" A time traveler from the future arrives, offering to sell miraculous devices for all the pennies in the bar. He plans to bury the pennies in the present and dig them up again in his own time, where copper is extremely valuable due to resource depletion. He does it this way so the Time Cops don't realize he arranged for their finding through time travel (which is illegal in the future).

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* SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' story "Have You Heard The One...?" A time traveler from the future arrives, offering to sell miraculous devices for all the pennies in the bar. He plans to bury the pennies in the present and dig them up again in his own time, where copper is extremely valuable due to resource depletion. He does it this way so the Time Cops don't realize he arranged for their finding through time travel (which is illegal in the future).
1st Jan '16 2:20:16 PM FF32
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* In the ''Series/ChildrensHospital'' episode where Dr. Maestro traveled back to the 40's, he made sure to write down a LongList of businesses that would become famous in the ensuing years. Unfortunately, the plan isn't ''that'' well though through, so he winds up locking it in a desk and eagerly reading it in the present day.
3rd Dec '15 8:39:29 PM sorako
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1st Dec '15 8:20:53 PM Gamermaster
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* Kirie from ''Manga/UQHolder'' uses her SaveScumming powers to make a fortune on the stock market.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independent episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perilous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'' in the independent episode "Three Ancients of the Realm of Aran", the three old men, rulers of the country, often defy a brave candidate to go through a perilous way in order to find a huge treasure, that they could keep. Along the way they are to take a potion that makes them travel to the past, where they meet the three men then in their twenties. They then explain they use fools arriving from the future with a phial containing the Water of the Dawn of Times, in order to increase their own richess, riches, and they kill the now useless fool. Thorgal breaks the cycle by pouring the water on the ground.
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