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Anyone else wish they could live in a different time period?

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
a reply to: nightbringr

The likelihood of History having been rewritten in part, is likely. I tend to think in terms of 'what if's. If time travel was an actual reality, then going back with technology would change everything, and not necessarily on this time line, where you could end or prevent poverty and slavery. But since none of this is remotely a possibility it's a non issue.


Oh, that does open up such a can of worms though, doesn't it!

So, as a result of you bringing modern tech to the ancient times, the Eqyptians learn to harness electricity, then split the atom, putting them thousands of years ahead of neighbouring states.

Thusly, they become a nuclear superpower, and impose their will upon the world, ushering in a new world of Eqyptian military and cultural dominance upon the world, completely changing the future until it looks completely unrecognizable to us.

Hey, you started it!




posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: nightbringr


Hey, you started it!


Yes, i wish i hadn't now.

Ok So, someone from our timeline goes back to this or another timeline, dimension or whatever, and technology explodes. But, this new time line could also be the complete opposite of the one we're in now, where good people are in charge of the planet instead of mentally inept ones. That's the timeline that i would choose. I'd prefer something less random of course, Dr.Who is a good example of what could go wrong, and well, that would suck.






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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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OK, disclosure of a weird theory coming - but it's not that weird if you think about it. Not saying I believe it, just that I find it believable. See what you think.

UFOs are probably the best candidates for time travel. As in, they are observers from our future, coming back to look at us in such a non-interventionist way that they don't accidentally change the course of history.

Hence staying airborne and observing us from a bit of a distance. They don't even step on an ant.

This scenario seems bizarre until you consider two things:

1) Time-travel, if it is possible, definitely will be invented in the future; and
2) At present there is no known extraterrestrial life, or any feasible way it could reach us.

So this idea doesn't require us to make leaps of faith about aliens. It's actually fairly economical. We know humans exist, and we can reasonably presume that humans will exist well into the historical future.

This could also explain the mysterious materialisation and dematerialisation associated with UFOs. For a start, they could simply be warping back to their own period in history.

But the interesting implication is that some of the possible futures involved (i.e., the ones in which time-travel is invented) won't ever exist. So the moment the present changes course in such a way that one particular future doesn't happen, time-travellers from that future stop coming.

But there are still loads and loads of futures in which time-travel is still going to be discovered anyway.

Well, it's an interesting idea anyway. Only the humans of the future will ever know the truth.
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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
a reply to: nightbringr


Hey, you started it!


Yes, i wish i hadn't now.

Ok So, someone from our timeline goes back to this or another timeline, dimension or whatever, and technology explodes. But, this new time line could also be the complete opposite of the one we're in now, where good people are in charge of the planet instead of mentally inept ones. That's the timeline that i would choose. I'd prefer something less random of course, Dr.Who is a good example of what could go wrong, and well, that would suck.






That does sound ideal!



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: stormcell
YES gimme them 1970's memory's any day over any up to the current.
as for the future? hard not to feel the doom glaring you in the face.

I hope i'm wrong and have just been falling for the click bait doom porn!

TOP TRUMPS !!!!!! yeah



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: stealthyaroura
a reply to: stormcell
YES gimme them 1970's memory's any day over any up to the current.
as for the future? hard not to feel the doom glaring you in the face.

I hope i'm wrong and have just been falling for the click bait doom porn!

TOP TRUMPS !!!!!! yeah

I too am old enough to remember the 70's and 80's. I however actually feel more secure now, even if its slipping day by day.

The Cold War for me was terrifying. I remember school 'duck and cover' drills, random air raid siren tests going off, and especially in the 80's the constant threat of nuclear annihilation always right around the corner. Reagan at first terrified me with his speeches of confronting the evil Soviet empire, Star Wars and massive increases in military spending along with Thatcher. How we all ever survived that time without destroying the world is beyond me.

In hindsight, I now love Reagan. He changed massively after viewing 'The Day After', which to this day is still the single most terrifying movie ive ever watched along with 'Threads'.

For an example of just how close we came to nuclear destruction in the 80's, read up on Able Archer.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: skalla

Cant go wrong with flickering fire cavelight and alkaloids

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Regalius

Nope! If anything, I am eager for the future. I've read enough about how people lived in the past and the social inequalities and disease and so forth. I'll take modern times, thanks!



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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Off-topic, but what does a flag on a thread mean?



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: Regalius
Off-topic, but what does a flag on a thread mean?[/quote
You've been marked for an FBI visit.

Or, its there to show others that your threads worth looking into.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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I see.



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