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Originally posted by tinhattribunal
destination last week if i can bring lottery #'s
actually i like the idea of trying to stop kennedy's asaasination.
Originally posted by Druscilla
Going back naked is a no-go.
Going back in time with, let's say anything non-technical/non-electronic would be an okay compromise.
What bothered me about the Terminator series was that the terminators (sophisticated robot/cyborgs) could go back in time, but, couldn't take anything else other than themselves with them?
It makes no sense.
If a machine could go back in time, then, certainly one would be able to take stuff along for the ride.
I wouldn't mind going back to the near past, like the year 1995 with a long list of all the winning lottery drawings, plus a very long list of all the major stock market listings, as well as the results of all major sporting events that people tend to make bets on over the course of time since then, and then setting up my own racket to change the world for the better, making Trillions on Trillions of profit which could then go toward essentially 'owning' the planet, forcing government policies, and leveling the playing field for essentially everyone with laws that start at the very bottom of the world economic pyramid to eliminate poverty, and step by step from the bottom up, raise standards of living for everyone worldwide.
edit on 17-10-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
If I had only one shot at it, I will have to be honest and say that I would make myself rich. Find the longshots that win, maybe some other gambling. But the problem is that I cannot take any money with me. So the best thing would be to procure a dollar somehow, which should be easy, and then buy a lottery ticket with numbers that I know will come up. This seems to me the easiest way to make money via time travel to the past.
And I wouldn't even have to come back if I timed it right, because I would only go back an hour or so. I would go back to right before the drawing. And it would have to be one of the huge drawings as well, like hundreds of millions. Well, I would take what I could get, but if I could go back in time I think I could pull it off.
Now if I had more than one attempt, there are other things that I would like to do, but once you have financial freedom, so many other things fall into place. It is true that money doesn't buy happiness, but it makes being happier a whole lot easier in my opinion.
Originally posted by OutonaLimb
I have thought on this before. I would go back, for preventative purposes,
to just before I had the accident in which I lost my leg,
But my fear would be that I might be more seriously injured or killed at a
later date in the new timeline, in a car crash or similar catastrophe.
Is all for the best now, in the best of all possible worlds?
Originally posted by CynicalWabbit
It seems to me that anything that a person would do in the past would have ripples in current time, for example you go back in time and kill Hitler in 1933 the USSR slowly takes over Europe and WWII is a nuclear war between the USA and USSR in the 1950's or you go back in time and become a millionare and drive your new ferrari over a cliff the next day.