Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Mar 15, 2012.
I stopped watching that show a while ago. It got boring.
The more boring it got, the bigger Georgio's hair got.
I would go back to Montreal on the 6th of July 1977 and this time I wouldn't make Roger Waters mad and let him spit me in the face...
1977, to see original Star Wars.
Also, before tests, concerts, etc. for redos.
1999 to drop off a guidebook to my younger self
the temp boards.
Really? All of time and you'd go see something you've probably seen dozens of times? This is how you choose to use this gift? This is all you can imagine to do? See a movie--which you no doubt enjoy quite a bit, and is somewhat special to you, I understand--that you've already see.
It's hard to choose, because I would have loved to see every major civilization of human history at their peak. Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Rome, Greece, the Abbasid Caliphate, the Persian empires, the Ottomans perhaps, some of the sub-Saharan African kingdoms that we don't hear much about. Oh, and the British... But if I had to choose... I don't know, it's a tie between ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
The end of time.
I would go back to the year when Star Wars was in theaters.
I would love to see the atmosphere of everything. And see it on the big screen.
Oh, we can only use the time machine once? Then I would do something else.
And I've only seen Star Wars two times, and never surrounded by fans. I read all this stuff about the original Star Wars experience, and the biggest Star Wars development of my generation is the disrespectful weirdness of TCW.
I know you're probably kidding around, but I'm going to take this seriously anyway because it's gotten me thinking. Is there an actual end of time? I mean, I've always thought that time was an eternal kind of thing. Even before the Big Bang time still went on. There might not have been anything to go through time and thus to give it meaning, but time would still have gone on. Similarly even after the universe ends time would still keep ticking by. It seems infinite to me. Possibly the only thing that is.
I'm not entirely certain about the technical aspects of this, though; I may be wrong. Is time dependent on the universe, on some physical law, or is it an independent thing that interacts with it? I would think it's the latter. We say that the universe began some 14 billion years ago. We use the universe beginning as a frame of reference relative to the here and now. But that doesn't necessarily mean time began at the same time, did it? Perhaps
@Lord_Vivec could give a more concrete answer?
I wasn't kidding, but it sounds like you are.
Current understanding of cosmology models time beginning at the big bang. Lowie could tell you more since he does that space stuff while I don't.
Go back 5999 years and see if the world has just been created or not
Go back to whatever point allows me to see dinosaurs first hand. I will take some raptors home and raise them.
Go to the birth of Jesus, see the real Christmas story
Go to the Crucifixion
Go to Rome and watch a chariot race and gladiator match
Go to Greece and watch some plays
Watch some Medieval Tournaments
Go to England and watch the original Shakespeare Julius Caesar
Go see if King Arthur was real and the round table too
Go watch the crossing of the Reed Sea
Watch Moses deliver the 10 Commandments
Go talk to my future self and see if I get married and have a goodlife(nothing specific though, don't want to ruin it)
Go see what stocks will take off and go to present and invest heavily in them
Go to Constitutional Convention with the record of every major Supreme Court Case and let the Founders know they may need to be a little more specific on some things and may need to add some new stuff.
i would make 5 year shops into the future until satisfied with genetics, vr, and space travel.
So you would plan to travel endlessly forward in time, VLM?
I'd go to 1912, so I could board the Titanic, or merely see it in all its glory. Then I'd leave before it sank.
Ooo!!! I'd do that too, but take one person history says will die back to the future to be my time travel buddy! That way the time stream is still okay.
I would like to hop around 2,000 years ago and search for historical Jesus.
NOT a foolproof plan. What if the person you took for a "time travel buddy"(Bill & Ted) did not in fact die but rather this person was saved by alien abduction and then went on to save all of our grandparents from annihilation by the hands of aliens who, from afar, thought humans were dangerous idiots before they met your "time travel buddy?"
I'd rather go back to the set of The Big Lebowski to watch one of my favorite actors create a character called Jesus. Much more safe and clean than wandering around ancient civilizations.
Oh, about 4 years ago...