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To prove you were a God back then what would you "show off"

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posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:04 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

Really and you'd do all of that without the internet, a library, or anything? Impressive.




posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:20 AM
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The Doritos loco taco should work. surely only the gods can create such a supernaturally good processed foodlike item!



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:24 AM
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a reply to: Zeimten

You could always take back a book on world history, let the poor sods see what they have to look forward to.

Somehow i imagine all that would happen is that you would be burned at the stake or crucified and the world would still repeat her same mistakes.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:33 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Really and you'd do all of that without the internet, a library, or anything? Impressive.

Did you miss that my example was based on bringing a collection of books back in time as my "object to prove I'm worthy"? That's in my first post in this thread. Plus, the OP says any time from the Romans to Medieval times, which spans from the 6th century BC to the 15th century AD. Various civilizations were pretty advanced at this time, in particular when it came to travel, engineering, and dealing with metals. You're acting like people were simply cavemen w/sticks and stones back then. No matter what region or time period I was sent to, I'd be able to use some of this knowledge as I described in earlier posts.

My entire scenario is based on bringing knowledge back in time. I'd know that the Earth is round & basic ocean navigation, as well as the general shapes of the continents, their basic climates, and their basic indigenous cultures, crops, and livestock. I'd also know of vast numbers of animals and plants, which I could identify through my books (as well identify uses for them). I'd even be able to identify territories that were uncharted to various civilizations, even down to basic landmarks. This information is readily available right now, but it was as good as gold back then.

Plus, the major oil and mineral deposits throughout history have been well documented by now. Depending on the time period and location I was sent to, I'd just focus on the deposits that hadn't been discovered yet lol.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:42 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

Okay fine. Can we agree on would work for you, but not as general recipe?



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

A better strategy than narcissistic Godliness would be settling down in a stable hub of society. Somewhere like Rome or one of the great European capitals that have survived without being conquered.

All that would be needed would be a small selection of academic books. Investments, gambling and selling things like aspirin could rapidly lead to entrance into royal courts and rubbing shoulders with the great names of the period. One of the books would have to be about airships because the old world must have seemed incredibly large when travelling by horseback through bandit country.


The truly powerful aren't worshipped on golden thrones. They live in the rooms behind the thrones and tend to outlive their figureheads.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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The internet. Show them where they will spend all of eternity working in my fields.

as they world in my fields...

bwahahaha



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: Zeimten


What you took back would depend upon what you think is important and what the people of that era think is important.


You speak of physical things that would be an oddity to the ancients. How about putting some thoughts into what is important, how about taking a simple book or two. One that teaches, say, astronomy and the other advanced math? No "oddities" with that lot, merely practical knowledge that could be understood by the wise ones of that day, and applied to their view of the universe.

Pieces of technology are nothing without the understanding of the scientific principles behind them. As the British science-fiction Arthur C. Clarke clearly point out with his "Clarke's Law," "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 05:11 AM
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I'd be really big into smiting, I think. Nothing like a good smiting to get the locals' attentions.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 05:58 AM
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A whiskey still is the frst thing that comes to mind.
And my boom-stick of course.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: Zeimten

A car that ran in biodiesel
or a converted VW bus.
Or an iPad with a solar cell USB recharger



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 08:57 AM
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Easy to do without bringing anything with you. In ancient times metal cloth and wood were available. I would build a modern style hang glider, go to the top of the Giza pyramid and jump off with the hang glider, the amount of lift you would get from the updrafts rising from the desert heat would provide you with virtually continuous flight.
Then I would also build a modern day single hull sailboat which can provide you with the ability to sail up to about 20 degrees from sailing directly into the wind. Ancient sailboats wouldn't even be able to come close to the maneuvering capabilities of a modern day type single hull sailboat.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Zeimten

A tactical nuke.
Sure to make 'em listen.


Without a delivery system it's just a paperweight.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: Maverick7

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Zeimten

A tactical nuke.
Sure to make 'em listen.


Without a delivery system it's just a paperweight.

Deliver it on horseback and light the fuse.
And then we run.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Right. A tiny clock you wear on your wrist.

I have no desire to pretend I'm a God.
It wouldn't be true so why?



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
I'd be really big into smiting, I think. Nothing like a good smiting to get the locals' attentions.
You could rule the world with the contents of an average fireworks stand if you hopped back far enough.
Still bringing the boom-stick.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Zeimten

A tactical nuke.
Sure to make 'em listen.


...but that would kill all of your witnesses.
edit on 9-10-2016 by TzarChasm because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm

Who said anything about killing anyone?

But word does get around. Even in the olden days.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Maverick7

As to a delivery system, considering the technology would be completely alien thus unfathomable to even the greatest minds of the past, i suggest a Trojan horse.



posted on Oct, 9 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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Who if any can here after That!

full body armor to stop bullets.
and a fully automatic rifle with silencer and Laser site.
that would scare people Now!




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