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If you had one opportunity to time travel, would you rather experience the future or the past?

Asked by Sparkie510 (397points) March 20th, 2008 from iPhone

If the past, when?

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deepseas72's avatar

The future.

youWISHyouknewME_152's avatar

the future. I want to know what’s gonna happen.

gl3nn's avatar

the past. Elizabethan England to be exact

0o_Niques_o0's avatar

definately the future!! what you experience in the future could help you in the present…. and i want to know if robots will end up taking over the world!! lol

bluemukaki's avatar

Future to a time when they have invented day-to-day time travel, as I can a. Go back home, b. time travel whenever.

And I know the whole wishing for more wishes thing is kind of douchbaggy, but i’ll get over it.

gl3nn's avatar

If you jump to far ahead, you might end up in a time when mankind has wiped itself out. And you might not be able to get back :-)

cwilbur's avatar

Mid-16th century Rome, for the music and the politics.

And I don’t think I’d ever come back.

Lightbringer's avatar

I would go into the future and see what the winning powerball numbers are. Then I would go back and win:) I would also bet on a bunch of sporting events.

gl3nn's avatar

good someone else who likes the idea of going back not forward. I honestly don’t think the future is going to be all that great

Zaku's avatar

I’d read the fine print on the travel agreement before choosing. These things can get tricky.

hossman's avatar

I would love to be able to view and communicate with the past, but I have no desire to be there. Much of progress I am unwilling to live without.

I believe it would be very dangerous to know the future, as prescience would inevitably change our present, which would change our future. . .

teejay0514's avatar

I would visit the past so I could change the future.

de3bo's avatar

teejay read mymind

scamp's avatar

I’d like to go back to the 60’s.

row4food's avatar

i’ve got enough going on in the now that i can’t imagine thinking about going to the past or the future.

if i had to, i would like to go to a time before the electric hum, just to hear what real quiet sounds like.

(you say we have one opportunity to time travel…does that mean we can’t come back?)

shockvalue's avatar

past. but first i’ll learn as much about current mechanics and computing as possible, then i can make that giant steampunk spider from Wild Wild West a reality.

… oh, and buy stock in IBM

Curious404's avatar

@ row4food: very observant. :-)

I would go back and fix the issues in my last relationship.

TrenchMouth's avatar

The future. That is all.

thegodfather's avatar

I’d go back to 1955. Then I’d forget to bring plutonium with me. Then I’d inadvertently screw things up trying to help my dad only to have my mother have a high school crush on me. Then I’d expose the youth of the day to real rock-n-roll music and come home.

jefflin's avatar

I would visit the past, and i will change my livfe and chane the future.

Inspired_2write's avatar

If either way we could alter the course of our own history, knowing that we could retain what we learned and able to return to the present?
Then I would go into the Future, return with information that could solve problems of health, education,Politics,Economics,technology,etc
Anything that could guarantee a positive outcome.

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