A man is raising money to be interviewed by his younger self.

In 1977, 18-year-old Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller recorded clips of himself asking questions to his older self, using state of the art (at the time) recording equipment.

Now, in 2015, age 56, Emshwiller has decided to complete the project after "a recent health scare", answering his younger self's questions. They're pretty direct, too.

Emshwiller has released a preview of what the full interview would look like, and the result is a surprisingly intense experience.

The questions range from the simple and naiive, such as...

Are you exceedingly rich?

...to the more nuanced, such as:

Family-wise, what’s happened to the family?


I don’t know what I should tell you… just, you should spend as much time as you can with them, OK?


I don’t want to hear about that.


Spend more time with Dad.

The project, called 'Later that same life' has already raised $14,460, surpassing the initial $10,000 goal that Emshwiller set, which he has since raised to $15,000.

Emshwiller says on his fundraising page:

If I reach my stretch goal I’ll be able to make a much better final film, including digitally restoring the original footage so that the sound and image (which has deteriorated badly on some of the old tapes) are all cleaned up, crisp and clear!

Watch the full video, below:

HT Slate

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