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Would you rather go to the Past or The Future? (And Why?)  

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  1. 1. Would you rather go to the Past or The Future? (And Why?)

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Guest Julius Quasar

Great Scott!  If you could travel through time, which way would you prefer to go?  The Past?  Or...The Future?

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I know there was a poll/topic like this that already existed, but I think it's gone now.

I'd go to the FUTURE!  The past is the past, and we should treat it as such.  Besides, going to the future would be awesome!  You get to cheat and peek ahead, learn stuff that's gonna happen, use that knowledge to live on easy street.  You could sort of do the same thing with PAST time travel, but I prefer the Future.  I'd buy an Almanac, and a Sports Almanac prior to returning to my time in the present.  I could use the sports almanac for betting, and use the regular almanac to know what to follow and what to specifically avoid (like bad investments, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, etc.).  I couldn't lose! :D

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I honestly wouldn't do either, you saw Back to the Future.

In the first one, Marty went back in time, messed with his parents' first meeting, and nearly killed himself.

In part 2, he did exactly as you plan to do, Biff got the almanac, and became a power hungry tyrant, caused Marty's father to be murdered, and made the present go to crap.

In part 3, they got stuck in the old west, and almost ended up stranded there. (That one was my favorite btw)

Hate to be a killjoy, but there's too much risk.

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I'd go to the past with some modern weapons and become an adventurer or such in the dark ages, be a helluva lot more fun than the desk jobs and such we have today.

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A time travel machine wouldn't look like a car or disappear into a cloud of smoke.

Such certainty! What does your time machine look like?

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Well, "Star Trek" invented the Time Police. And they say, if you mess up something in the past, there is a likely hood you will either be destroyed or arrested for attempting to, or GOING to attempt to alter the time stream. A quote from "Star Trek: Voyager": "It was Captain Braxton?" asked the past Captain Janeway. The first officer answers,"Yes. We have four of him in the brig. Which reminds me," the man cuffs Captain Braxton. "You're under arrest for attempting to alter the time stream." "But I didn't do anything!" exclaims Captain Braxton. "Yet." answers the first officer.

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Are we allowed to time travel more than once but only to the selected time (future or past) or is it only to the future/past and back again?

(I'm gonna assume I can only go once.)  :lol:

Going back into the past is something I would do.

I agree that the past is the past and we need to live through that to learn from our mistakes. But there are circumstances where traveling back in time would be really useful. Say your best friend just died from getting shot. You could go back in time and get him out of the situation. Another example you accidentally say something bad to your school bully. Afterward, the school bully beats you to a living pulp, breaks your two arms and legs, and knocks you out unconscious. You could then travel back in time and prevent yourself from saying such thing and being beaten up.

My other reason why I would want to go back in time is because I would want to stop myself from making stupid mistakes getting me into serious trouble with my parents. I've already learned my lesson because the present time me has gone through that. But if I stop my past me from doing that, not only will I avoid being punished, I will get the full learning experience.

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Such certainty! What does your time machine look like?

Maybe he's refering to the telephone theory of time travel?

The future. Definatly the future. If it's not start trek, demolition man or 2015 from Back to the Future, I'd leave. I'd bring some games with me though.

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Guest Julius Quasar

Are we allowed to time travel more than once but only to the selected time (future or past) or is it only to the future/past and back again?

As many times as you want.

I honestly wouldn't do either, you saw Back to the Future.

In the first one, Marty went back in time, messed with his parents' first meeting, and nearly killed himself.

In part 2, he did exactly as you plan to do, Biff got the almanac, and became a power hungry tyrant, caused Marty's father to be murdered, and made the present go to crap.

In part 3, they got stuck in the old west, and almost ended up stranded there. (That one was my favorite btw)

Hate to be a killjoy, but there's too much risk.

I liked BTTF 2, BTF 3 was kinda...lame, all that cowboy stuff.

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I'd go to the past. 1970's, I think. Way cool, man.

I'd consider that as well. I'd buy all the seven 1971 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda convertibles made, they weren't that expensive back then, and hide them where they would be safe til I came back to the present. Those are worth an awfull lot of money now. Muhahaha!

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Would ya mind picking me up a black 1972 Buick Riviera too Asper?

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I'd consider that as well. I'd buy all the seven 1971 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda convertibles made, they weren't that expensive back then, and hide them where they would be safe til I came back to the present. Those are worth an awfull lot of money now. Muhahaha!

Count me in too :D

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Would ya mind picking me up a black 1972 Buick Riviera too Asper?

Those Rivieras are some of the most beautifull cars ever made. They look like a custom hot rod straight from the factory floor.

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Oh I know man, pulled in next to one at Walmart, and my jaw dropped at the sight of it, beautiful cars, and actually rather inexpensive today.

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A few years ago, there was an attempt to prove time travel possible. A university project created a "time travel party" where they widely publicized that "a time traveler from the future should come here, during this time, or at least do something to indicate that time travel is possible. We will be observing and won't harm you in any way."

No temporal events of any kind were noticed.

If time travel is possible, even in the future, no-one uses it for anything remotely interesting.

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A few years ago, there was an attempt to prove time travel possible. A university project created a "time travel party" where they widely publicized that "a time traveler from the future should come here, during this time, or at least do something to indicate that time travel is possible. We will be observing and won't harm you in any way."

No temporal events of any kind were noticed.

If time travel is possible, even in the future, no-one uses it for anything remotely interesting.

Everything already happened, wouldn't be worth traveling back in time imho

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Guest Julius Quasar

I'd like to see what the future holds.  Not just for gambling/financial investment, but just out of serious curiosity.  Plus, in the future, you don't risk screwing things up as bad as you would traveling back to the past.

"Stupid bug!  You go squish now!" *squashes bug*

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I'd like to see what the future holds.  Not just for gambling/financial investment, but just out of serious curiosity.  Plus, in the future, you don't risk screwing things up as bad as you would traveling back to the past.

"Stupid bug!  You go squish now!" *squashes bug*

Gotta be careful about what you change about the past :P

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What would happen if you built a time machine then went back in time and stopped yourself from building a time machine?

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What would happen if you built a time machine then went back in time and stopped yourself from building a time machine?

Depends on the specific nature of the time machine. A wormhole-based system would cause a massive explosion. A Primer-based time machine would allow you to actually kill your previous self so long as you took certain precautions (because entering the time machine creates a duplicate outside of time). If you are talking about a hollywood-based time machine, literally anything could happen, because they're just making stuff up.

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