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If You Could Go Back In Time!?


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#1    LucidElement

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:23 AM

I always enjoyed this question as well as conversing with my friends about it. We ask the question, if you could go back in time to ANY period of life where and when would it be and WHY? I have been asking myself this question for so long, and I think if I had to choose it would be around the time of the Incas when they created Macchu Picchu. To see how they created it, not so much if ancients helped them, (although would be cool if they did and to find out) but see the process of how it was done. But just a brief visit, not to long, there are no amenities. No bathroom or shower =( haha couldn't deal without that. But, that time period would be great. Also, would have to leave before the Pizzarro and his Spaniards came and killed us. But how about you guys?

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:41 AM

well this was interesting, i would go back during the Japanese invasion in the Philippines then i will join the resistance forces to help my countrymen.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

At the very beginning of human history.

Along with a supply of chocolate.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

Coming from my spiritual background and beliefs in God and Jesus, I would love to witness Adam and Eve's lives during and after they ate of the Tree of Knowledge.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:55 AM

Ancient Egypt. Because Stargate and The Ancient Aliens  series'. So sue me.

I'd also like a cloaking device so I can just observe.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:32 AM

I think I'd like to be where I am now (California Bay Area), but in the time before the rest of the world inhabited this country, and all that were here were those that were born here. Their whole way of life intrigues me a lot, and I would love to be with them as they are.

edit: as they were, I mean.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:35 AM

one of those times and places where our information of how people lived is still scanty. like, say, pre-colonial midwestern america! the days of copper mining, and continent wide trade routes, and all sorts of other things that are just barely known about.

failing that, if language were an issue... i guess the 1850's? in america, again. american history is my main area of interest

yes, language might be an issue! it's important to be realistic in your impossible time travel hypotheticals. so important


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:17 AM

View Postbassai26, on 17 August 2013 - 04:41 AM, said:

well this was interesting, i would go back during the Japanese invasion in the Philippines then i will join the resistance forces to help my countrymen.
Is that your interest in history, is the Japanese invasion in the Philippines? Out of all world historical events eh? Your that patriotic to your country, thats a good thing.

View PostEver After, on 17 August 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:

Coming from my spiritual background and beliefs in God and Jesus, I would love to witness Adam and Eve's lives during and after they ate of the Tree of Knowledge.
It would be crazy to experience that.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:25 AM

Its hard to pinpoint, there is so many things id love to experience. One reason why I graduated with a history major =) and going back for my masters. I also would have to add, watching the structure of civilizations work together to put those structures together. (Slavery im sure existed) but i also think many did it for religion based purposes. It would just be fascinating to live for a week or two during 1200 AD

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:29 AM

View PostLucidElement, on 17 August 2013 - 06:17 AM, said:

Is that your interest in history, is the Japanese invasion in the Philippines? Out of all world historical events eh? Your that patriotic to your country, thats a good thing.

It would be crazy to experience that.
thats not it, of course i want to back in time somewhere else though but first i want to change the course of history in my country.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:32 AM

Find a not to advanced society, wow them with a basic knowledge of chemistry and engineering, live out my life as a god.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

Try to go back in the age of exploration then i'll be the one to discover the new world first or visit Queen Cleopatra and Helen of Troy...i wonder if they are really a hottie :innocent: .


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:54 AM

That's hard, because anywhere I go, I want to have modern plumbing.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:58 AM

apart from wanting Ratte's cloaking device so I could safely go back to the age of the dinosaurs without having to worry about being eaten, then i'd have to go back to 1985, the duke of york pub in dewsbury, 10mns before I played my first ever gig, no buzz was ever better.
or Orbital at glastonbury in '94,
going and meeting the builders of Stonehenge to find out what its proper name is.
but i'm just selfish I guess.....
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go kill hitler/tell JFK to duck yadda yadda yadda.....
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it's also a shame that your time machine only travels backward through time and not forwards, as it would be interesting to look at our species in a million year's time.
shame it's not a TARDIS.....

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:00 AM

I wouldn't kill hitler....maybe a good kick in the taint, but thats where I draw the line

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