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If you had 1 chance to use a time machine..

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 08:16 AM
I know it sounds shallow, but going back for the lottery nubbers of the big one would be high on my list.

Yes i'd benefit from it, but there are plenty of people i would have great delight in helping get thier lives more comfortable.

Thats a typical answer though.

I would love to take a trip with a team of ATSers to the WTC, and spend a shedload of time going over that place with a fine tooth comb before it came down.

Now in the real world, i'm not sure i'm that fussed. I'm in a nice place with 2 daughters that are happy and healthy, and a partner i wouldn't change for the world.....can't ask for more than that.


posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 08:21 AM
I would go back to the 8th grade and would relive my life with much different goals in mind. The goal would be to become a prominent politician so that I could force positive change on the nation and the world. If I found that it was futile to enact such change, then I would just refer to the S&P yearbook that I took back with me and try to change things as the wealthiest person in the world.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 08:29 AM
link returning? I'd have to go forward.

For money, I'd invest some before I left on the off chance it might be worth more in the future and then just not worry about it.

As tempting as it would be to see people who I've lost and miss, chances are that pain of losong them again would be repeated, so no.

As far as changing history? Too dangerous and too unpredictable. Also, I'd hate to go back so far back as to not have my son in my life...that might not happen again and I'd still want to know him and his kids if that should happen.

And I would hope that medical and science advances had gotten to the point where I might have more time with the ones I love today.

On a general level, that's about it.

[edit on 10-7-2009 by ~Lucidity]

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 08:45 AM
I'd go forward in time to a time when I could get a time machine that could take me to ALL the time periods I'd like to visit.

- I'd go back to when I was a teenager in high school and I'd tell myself NEVER to date cheap skate Eddie. What a waste of 4 years.

- I'd go back to when I was in the Army and I'd tell myself NEVER to go near 'that guy'. (I don't even waste time saying his name) What a waste of 5 years.

- I'd go back to when Christ was born and check out the facts.

- I'd go back to when Christ was an adult just before his public ministry. I'd be asking a whole lotta questions. Being God and all that He could easily understand my English. Right?

- I'd go back to about 12,000 bc and see what exactly was going on in Sumeria and in Egypt.

- I'd check in about 40,000 bc and 60,000 bc as well. I'd fly around in my time machine and see who was screwing around with the humanoids and our DNA.

- While I was back in those time periods I'd do some night sky viewing. God ... it must have been beautiful back then without all the air and light pollution!

- I'd definately go back to August 1961 and follow Obama's mamma around to see where she really gave birth.

- I'd go back and have a chat with Lincoln in the White House. Not to change anything, but just to meet the man and sit down and chat.

- I'd go back to visit Chamberlain. I'd call him a dumb-*** and give him a slap upside the head.

- I'd go back in time to when Kurt Corbain was murdered and I'd take the gun out of his murderers hand. (no I'm not a fan, but the post-death adoration of this guy was insane)

- I'd love to go back in time to stop Hitler but I'm not sure how I'd do it without killing him while he was a kid. I don't know if I could do that ...

- I'd stop in and check out Abraham (of the old testament). I'd love to do a case study on this guy. Honestly, I think he was probably a more than little squirrely.

- I'd check in with John (of the book of Revelation) as well, and see what state of mind he was in while he wrote it. If he was sane .. yikes.

- Mostly, I'd want to be at the foot of the cross as Christ died for me.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 09:10 AM
If I had 1 chance to use a time machine, I would visit Nikola Tesla when he was living in Colorado. I would try to get in good with him, try to convince him that it was important to get his knowledge out there, and that the government was not his friend.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

I'd go back in time, and slap some sense into my younger self.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 09:20 AM

Originally posted by ~Lucidity returning? I'd have to go forward.

For money, I'd invest some before I left on the off chance it might be worth more in the future and then just not worry about it.

You may be the only optimist on the entire site

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 09:22 AM
if i could go back ...i would go to egypt and bury a non-brand cell phone under the
nah then will go there in 2009 with an archeo-guy to find it. would it be cool to say that egyptian were using cell phones?but anyways i will do...have to think about it...

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:04 AM
i love reading the posts more so because of the fairy tail people want

going back for lotto numbers LOL

its a good vision but pointless

do you know why you cant travel in time?

because time is only a perception.


it is nice to read the posts tho but in some ways it scares me

and the reason it does is that life is shallow very shallow .. lets all sing kum by yar and win the lottery or go back to "were ever"

back? to what?


how about we change NOW

would be a good starting point would it not ?

or am i just using semantics ?

; )

time is like the wind blows many ways

enjoy the breeze or the storm depending were you are standing ; )

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

I'd go back to stomp on what ever it was that first crawled out of the primordial ooze
just so I have a second line "There once was a girl from Nantucket."

[edit on 10-7-2009 by DaddyBare]

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:37 AM
Very interesting question you pose. As soon as I saw the title I thought immediately of the Granfather paradox.

Putting aside my worries about the paradoxes that could arise from time travel...Hmm I'll have to think a bit more about this.

[edit on 10/7/2009 by Dark Ghost]

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:43 AM
I think I would want to go forward in time to the near end of humanity, and hopefully be able to find a library (physical or digital) to read the WHOLE history of humanity..... dilemma is that maybe those historic accounts will be so inaccurate like the bible is now......i will take the chance though I think....

Ps. interesting to see relatively so many members going back because of the "money" reason one way or the other

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:53 AM
Past seems to be more popular than future. Very interesting.

The future scares me, but I have stories about the past, that makes it more comfortable.

I don't think you can travel in time without also moving across some space...nothing is in the same place it was, or will be....ever...It's a fantasy, but fantasies are ok.

I wouldn't want to go back too far, cuz disease would be a bear...too far in the future in and sentient robots are ruling the earth and WE are the disease...

The grand dream is to go back and undo the wrongs, make better decisions, try harder...

I have to admit that seeing the beginning of the universe, the pyramids being built, the Sumerians, historic may things would be really cool to witness, but sticking around that time after the event would be either deadly, or just plain impractical.

Future, definitely about fifty years.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 11:13 AM
My choices are;

1) I would go back to 1947 and see what exactly crashed in the New Mexico desert.

2) I would like to see who shot Kennedy.

3) September 10th 2001 and go to the Press, saving thousands of innocent lives.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 05:25 PM
If I could make one trip, I would choose to go back to the time and place where the concept of money was first put forward, find the person that thought of it, and shoot them before they went public!
That would solve a HELL of a lot of this world's current problems!


posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 05:56 PM
what a great question. if i didn't choose to destroy it, i would go to atlantis, destroy the time machine and chill.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:15 PM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

I would go forward in time. My past is what made me who I am today and I wouldn't change it for anything. The future though...that would be intriguing. Maybe 150 years in the future to see what my great grand kids will have to put up with.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:25 PM
I would have to go to the very beginning of creation,

and the very end.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Then I might see god's continuous reality, For I Shall See God.

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 05:35 AM
no one would go to the future?

I sure would, maybe a thousand years or so, you wouldn't know what would be there but it may be amazing. The technological advances would be staggering.

I would put a few bucks in a bank ( hoping it would still be there in the future) and live off the intrest.

I would also buy a ton of 20th century items, technology,art, cultural items. I would lock them in a valut somewhere I only knew of. Dig them up and sell them to 20th century collectors.

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 05:53 AM
i would go back 10 years so i was 8 and save all my pocket money because i will need it in years to come
and maybe go find the tv inventor and kick his ass for all the time i wasted watching it

That would be one hell of a arse kicking.

oo and go back to 1966 and 1980 to watch england win the world cup and nottingham forest to win the european cup.

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