If I had a time machine, I'd travel back to the 1920s and '30s. And I've got lots of reasons why. For one thing, I've always loved the aesthetics and feel of that era, and the way in which things were so different. But more than that, I really do believe those times were better than today. In fact, the very essence of my 'sona is that he is a historical character who exists in that time, and he reflects my desire to have lived in and experienced it for myself. I believe, and have believed my whole life that I really was born in the wrong time.
For some reason, I've just always felt out of place in the late 20th and 21st centuries. I've always found it hard to adjust with the times and I've always been put off by the decadence and needless complications of modern culture, and the cheapness, superficiality, and meaninglessness of everything in the present day world. People are far too self absorbed and misguided. Everything is run by giant corporations, the culture is toxic, utterly mindnumbing, and our social institutions are broken down. And what does it say about society today when people like Beyonce and Lady Gaga are held up as role models? Also, people don’t aspire to do great things anymore like they used to, or even actually live life like they used to. It seems to me that all most people seek to achieve anymore is being the first in line to get their hands on the latest iPhone. Everyone is too inwardly focused, too materialistic, and the world is passing them by because they’re too busy staring at a smartphone or TV screen. I recognize the irony in me using the internet to say this, but I can’t help but be caught up in it the whole phenomenon either. It’s nigh on impossible to swim against the current. When everyone else disengages, you're forced to do the same.
Yeah, if I had a time machine, I’d use it as a means of escape. And that, more than anything, is what it would be.
Not to mention companies like Facebook and Google know just about everything there is to know about you. Where you live, where you go, what kind of porn you jack it to, everything. And if you set foot outside you could potentially be on camera and broadcast to millions by just about anyone. Kind of Orwellian if you think about it. The worst part is that everyone just seems to be perfectly okay with it.
But yeah, I feel you with the whole born-in-wrong-time thing. I remember in middle school really wishing I was living in the 80's. I'd buy old cassettes and VHS tapes at the thrift store, and I had my dad's old NES and everything. Even today, a part of me sometimes wishes I could live in a society where computers didn't exist. Though I'm not sure about the 30's because, well...
TBH This is the first thing I think of when I hear "time machine"
Time machines don't usually stop you from aging, so you'd just be wasting your entire life doing chores for younger/older versions of yourself, and not getting paid to do it either... pretty grim prospectI'd use it to stay in a library for one day over and over till I learn enough to live alone, gardening building a house making my own computer.
I'd than find a good place to live and go back in time 25 time to the 1800s so there's 25 of me to help build a house and then just leave it there to live in when I'm back in the future than move around time doing anything I need too, 5 of me handlying thinhs like gardening, cleaning and stuff all at the same time and spending all the time in the world working on solving problems or creating new things
Well gardening my own food and cleaning my own house doesn't seem that bad, if you really want to take full advantage of a time machine than you can get everything you need from the advanced future and live in what ever time you like, maybe pick up some anti aging medsTime machines don't usually stop you from aging, so you'd just be wasting your entire life doing chores for younger/older versions of yourself, and not getting paid to do it either... pretty grim prospect
And this is why all those "Hey look guys, a duplicator! Let's use it on ourselves!" episodes almost never go well...Well gardening my own food and cleaning my own house doesn't seem that bad, if you really want to take full advantage of a time machine than you can get everything you need from the advanced future and live in what ever time you like, maybe pick up some anti aging meds
But it'd be fun to serve myself, be served by myself, hold myself intamintly, and punch me self in the face once in a while. I bet the me getting punched deserves it but kinda enjoys it at the same time