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If you could time travel

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kill fire, Aug 22, 2010.

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What would be the first thing you would do?

  1. Get rich

    41 vote(s)
    48.8%
  2. Prevent various tragedies from happening

    26 vote(s)
    31.0%
  3. Learn as much about the past as possible

    38 vote(s)
    45.2%
  4. Have sex with one of your own ancestors

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Go and live with the radioactive monkeys

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  6. Other

    30 vote(s)
    35.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Stop Davros from creating the Daleks
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    First, travel one week into the future and get the winning lottery numbers... it's faster and easier than waiting for some stock investment to pay off.

    Second, travel ten years into the future and do some shopping for electronics and see what changes around the metro area.

    Third, travel 25-30 years into the past and just go see what things looked like around the time and before I was born.
     
  3. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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  4. Oerdin

    Oerdin Deity

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    I'd prefer traveling in alternate time lines rather then going back in time in my own time line as I might mess up my own time line but if I mess up an alternate then it doesn't really effect me.
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Before or after the events of "Genesis of the Daleks"? :confused:

    You make me feel old. I was 17 years old 30 years ago, and had graduated from high school. The world wasn't so different, except that:

    - The 'Net wasn't such an integral part of daily life.

    - People still used cheques.

    - You could still find pay phones because the phone company didn't think everybody had a cell phone (therefore removing their pay phones and causing a GREAT DEAL of inconvenience for those of us who don't own a cell phone! :mad:).

    - The government hadn't deregulated everything (thereby screwing up entire industries and allowing people to have to choose between paying the utilities and buying food for the month).

    - I still had my first cat. :love:

    - My mother and I weren't speaking (oh, wait - we're not speaking now, either).

    - People usually wore a lot more clothes on TV.

    - Three's Company, Dallas, and The Love Boat were considered the "racy" TV shows.

    - I would never have thought I'd ever be communicating with people from all over the world, in just the time it takes to type a few sentences and hit "submit."
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Prevent Lavos from destroying the world in the year 1999.
     
  7. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    To do that we must go to the future, the year 2300 AD!
     
  8. Fr8monkey

    Fr8monkey Deity

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    I honestly don't see how you can go back and not create a paradox... just going back in time and observing events is a paradox in itself.
     
  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    I'd collect videos from interesting moments:

    Age of Dinosaurs
    Cambrian Explosion
    Building of the Great Pyramid
    "Out of Africa" events
    Life of Buddha
    Cannae
    Life in Sumer
    First performance of "Romeo & Juliette"
    The Empires of Meso America at their peaks

    etc.
     
  10. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    If I could turn back time, if I could find a way, I'd take back those words that hurt you and then you'd stay. If I could reach the stars, I'd give them all to you. And then you'd love me, love me, love me like you used to do.

    I'm sorry, was that too personal?

    If I had two time machines, I'd use the other one to kill Sarah Connor.
     
  11. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    You know... you can't really cause a paradox. If you go back and do what you want to have had done, it's already have happened, even if you did the doing without knowing that you'd do the doing before you tried. Capiche?
     
  12. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    In all seriousness, I'd probably go back to the 60s or 70s so I can see all my favorite bands in concert.
     
  13. _random_

    _random_ Jewel Runner

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    This would definitely be one of my top priorities. I'd also go back 1000-1400 years ago to determine medieval secrets to engineering advanced AI and frogmen. I may kill some Hitler while I'm at it, then it's off to however far I can go into the future while still understanding the language to retire, but on vacation I'd

    as well as other monumental performances.
     
  14. flamingzaroc121

    flamingzaroc121 Emperor

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    I'd go forward to December 22nd 2012 and see if we were all still alive
     
  15. kill fire

    kill fire Enormous Midget

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    Unless all of time already exists at once. If that's true, you aren't changing anything, you were always there.
     
  16. bestrfcplayer

    bestrfcplayer Steppin' up!

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    That's a paradox in it's self.
     
  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Hitler's guards know time travelers are coming and are on watch for it. :mischief:
     
  18. Mango Elephant

    Mango Elephant Deity

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    Better yet shoot him in the groin.
     
  19. Deego3

    Deego3 Prince

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    I'd watch the battle of Thermopylae, to see if it's anything like the movie.
     
  20. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    I'd want to watch the slow erosion of the St. Francois Mountains over the billions of years of their existence.
     

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