JCC If you had a Time Machine, where/when would you travel to?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    I stopped watching that show a while ago. It got boring.
  2. mrsvos Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2005
    star 5
    The more boring it got, the bigger Georgio's hair got.
  3. Darth-Floyd Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2003
    star 4
    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...
  4. -G-O-A-T- Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2005
    star 3
  5. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2010
    star 4
    1977, to see original Star Wars.
    Also, before tests, concerts, etc. for redos.
  6. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    1999 to drop off a guidebook to my younger self
  7. tom Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
  8. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    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.
    Last edited by EmpireForever, Sep 28, 2012
  9. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2004
    star 4
    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.
  10. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2003
    star 7
  11. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
  12. Jedi Josh Jericho Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 28, 2012
    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.
  13. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2010
    star 4
    ly
    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.
  14. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    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 @lowbacca1977 or @Lord_Vivec could give a more concrete answer?
    Last edited by MrZAP, Sep 29, 2012
  15. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2003
    star 7
    I wasn't kidding, but it sounds like you are.
  16. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
  17. Lord Vivec Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    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.
  18. GenAntilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2007
    star 4
    Hmm...

    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.
    Todd the Jedi likes this.
  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    i would make 5 year shops into the future until satisfied with genetics, vr, and space travel.
  20. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2003
    star 8
    So you would plan to travel endlessly forward in time, VLM?
  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    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.
  22. GenAntilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2007
    star 4
    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.
  23. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    I would like to hop around 2,000 years ago and search for historical Jesus.
  24. Frank T. Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    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.
  25. Whitey Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 26, 2003
    star 6
    Oh, about 4 years ago...