posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 06:53 AM
a reply to: droid56
I would choose either one of the two following options, depending on how whimsical I was feeling at the time of departure.
1) I have long felt that this modern age in which we live, removes people from the reality of living. Our food is packaged before we get to see it
more often than not, let alone touch it, so the number of people who know how to kill, skin, and prepare an animal for cooking is dwindling faster
than a match flame in a bell jar full of carbon dioxide. War is fought with a focus on putting vast distance between killer and target, government
controls everything down to the last detail as much as possible, and we have no real right to privacy any more (Hello GCHQ... Still doing the enemies
work for them I see? Is the weather in Cheltenham any better than down here in Essex?). I would rather enjoy going back to a time when a mans worth
was easier measured by the strength of his sword arm, the keenness of his steel, than by his ability to fill out the right forms, understand tax
codes, and operate a sodding bank account. So, any time during the medieval period would do for me. My swash... it needs a buckling.
2) Another source of dismay, with regard to the times we live in now, is that despite having had the map laid down for us, by visionaries like Arthur
C. Clarke (may God rest his soul), this planets population STILL has not mastered the art of travel in deep space. Failure to do so by the time I was
old enough to sign up for Starship crew duty, is one of the things I dislike the human race intensely for, and I am unlikely to live long enough to
see any significant steps taken in that regard, let alone long enough to leave the solar system myself. So I would like to go to the future, to a time
after the secret of FTL travel of one sort or another has been made clear to the species.