Discussion in 'World History' started by Sharwood, Apr 10, 2009.
Make the British empire rule the entirety of the world.
Or, failing that, I'd try to convince Charlie Chaplin to make more films!
I would send Einstein back in time to shake Hitler's hand.
Easily one of the best games ever.
Alternatively, I would pull a Prometheus and Bob and try to teach some language, mathematics and science to ancient cavemen. Then, I'd go forward to 2,000 AD to see how many galaxies we've colonized.
Or, perhaps in an ironic backfire, go forward in time to 2,000 AD to find a bunch of cavemen with no language or technology, using incredibly decayed Aristotle books to club each other with.
Dangit, I always get beaten to the good jokes. *kicks rock*
I loved watching that mini-show when I was younger.
I will turn Jesus into the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of God on Earth with a little help from modern machinery and weapons. I'll watch how it goes from there.
I wouldn't mnid correcting or killing and thus preventing some of the most facepalming decisions/events in history that are utterly rediculous and make me embarrassed to read them.
Once I remember/learn what they are.
I often wish I could do that in books I read, sometimes things happen that just make me throw down the book and facepalm hard, and cringe in embarrassment.
I've also always wanted to have an exact copy of the earth in some knid of simulation thing, with everything that "actually" happened and will. With the ability to rest back to the "proper" timeline, and pause, fast forward, rewind, and just screw aronud to see what happens. Switch the availiability of certain metals around, gold is overly abundant, while copper is even rarer.
When computing power gets that far...one day.
Yeah, I'd like to fix the Niagara campaign myself.
Go back in time and convince Justinian to trust and support Belisarius completely. And give him some means to kill all the rats in the empire in order to delay the plague a few generations.
The second of these is vastly more important than the first.
Magick! (If we have a time machine...)
Even so, I'd probably screw it all up by trying to sleep with Theodora. All the historical slander sent her way just makes her that much hotter in my mind. I wouldn't be able to resist trying.
Hey, if it keeps her out of the way long enough to keep from sending the Iakob Baradaios mission around then by all means go ahead.
Tempting though this may be - and I noticed some interesting ideas along the way -, I think I'd leave history exactly as is, both for educational purposes and on account of all the discussions history already triggers.
Giving the Native Americans domesticates removes a lot of their charm... Bottom line is you'd have different civilizations in the Americas, which probably takes away some of the point of doing this in the first place.
Factoring for the butterfly effect:
Keep the time machine on standby for future occurences- using it will create a paradox if I affect my own life sufficently that I never get it.
Historical Interest- Interest:
-Determine if Jesus was the son of God by evesdropping on key points in his life
-Get into an argument with Abraham Lincoln over his policies towards what he called the Union
-Get into a (casual) fight against some famous medieval warrior
Historical Interest- Change:
-Go back to the U.S Constitutional convention and change the outcome
-Secure a series of translators (travelling back in time century by century) and build up a civilisation in the Middle Ages
Doing good in history (ignoring butterfly effect):
-Secure a series of translators (travelling back in time century by century) to the Stone Age, and work together with great individuals from history to build up several civilisations at once to prevent wars and genocides
How could you determine that by eavesdropping? What could he say that would either confirm it or disprove it? What does "son of God" even mean?
What you need to eavesdrop on is the conception. Both to find out if Mary really was impregnated by God, and to get some hot footage to market for Christian porno sites.
I would probably change the sign on the road to Russia to point at Lichenstein while Lenin was walking on it.
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