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What would you do with your time machine?

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Garg

Guest
i think actually anthropomorphic animals would become real if evolution is real, animals would evolve to be sentient and would be human-like, because humans are obviously the pinnacle of evolution and every organism want to be human-like. so maybe go to a future where they already evolved to that stage. <sarcasm/>
 
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Okami_No_Heishi

Guest
If I had one I would nost like to check out human history, or even the dinosaurs. Yeah, being rich would be nice, but I think knowledge is more valuable than money. But that's my opinion.
 

Shane McNair

Ace Pilot
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.
 

JumboWumbo

Banned in two states.
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.

I do agree with some of your points, but a few of them people have been complaining about for decades. Like being glued to the TV, or how "needlessly complicated" things are (I recall reading an old magazine article from the 50's where the author was complaining about how unnecessarily convoluted technology was becoming. Just imagine if he was alive to see 2017!).

What I don't like about modern times is the obsession with smartphones and social media. It's turned us into attention whoring narcissists that will do anything for those precious "likes". On top of that, I feel like it's the big reason everyone is so divided these days. Now everyone has a soapbox and echo chamber, and if you dare to have a different view or opinion, then prepare for war. 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...

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...you know.
 

Shane McNair

Ace Pilot
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.

Yeah I know, that's one of the big reasons why I hate the 21st century so much. People don't seem to think about, or even care just how much liberty they've lost, especially since 9/11. I've been fed up for a long time over this creeping police state/surveillance state that we're living in now. I'm fed up with the bullshit, so-called "War on Terror" (War on the American People that is), the "Patriot Act", and I've always been disgusted by how we're treated like criminals and our 4th Amendment rights and dignity are violated just to get on an airplane. I've long been fed up with the out-of-control federal government and ALL of its power-drunk, unconstitutional dictates. I could go on an on about this, but I think you get my point.

America used to be so much better, but we're losing the meaning of what it is to be an American.

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...

I would have liked to have experienced the '80s myself, but I was born just barely too late. Even those times were more appealing, and things were still a bit saner.

As for the 1920s and '30s, yeah of course the Depression hasn't slipped my mind. My grandparents, great grandparents, uncles, and great uncles all lived through it. They were tough times for everyone, and some people really had it rough, but the nation still survived and kept itself together. The society of that time was one that bred people who were stronger of mind and spirit, people who had the character and toughness and resourcefulness to persevere through those years and go on to fight WWII.

America was a very different country then, and despite the desperate economic conditions, the times had their own endearing qualities. Life was simpler, people were more down to Earth, pragmatic, their morals were straighter, and they actually had some class. Life was more wholesome then. Not everything was run by corporations and driven by materialism, and people were not so into themselves as they are now. I feel that they were also more enabled to seek and have meaningful life experiences. The values that have long been the bedrock of western society were still intact, and people didn't preoccupy themselves with so much bullshit like they do now, i.e people weren't encumbered by things like frivolous lawsuits and the fear of litigation, political correctness, the venomous doctrines of feminism, environmentalism, and the protectionist, nanny state mentality that is so pervasive today. People also didn't bitch and complain so much about trivial things, and you could even light up a cigarette in a theater, restaurant, or hospital if you wanted to, and nobody thought anything of it. A 12 year old boy could buy a rifle from the Montgomery Ward catalogue and have it shipped to his door, no background check, and everyone trusted him to be responsible with it. And there were no school shootings. Public education wasn’t a mess and was actually educational, and not a degenerative government-run indoctrination program. Also, government was smaller, less corrupt, and more accountable, and there wasn't a push to regulate and micromanage every aspect of daily life like there is now, to "protect us from ourselves". People had more individual freedom, while at the same time being held to higher standards of personal conduct.

And of course people lived in the real world, and weren’t dependent on interactions via social media and a fake virtual reality as the highlight of their lives as they are now. They actually knew their neighbors and went out and talked to them.

There was no welfare state or entitlement mentality, people were more socially responsible and generally more civic minded. And society was all the more cohesive, functional, healthier, and stable because of it. People were raised with better sensibilities and were held individually responsible for their own actions, and they actually had common sense. Hence, there was more individual freedom. It was a time that produced creative thinkers and adventurers, and I think it also empowered and encouraged people to think critically, think for themselves, to build and discover and to be pioneers. To be self driven, aspire, and to achieve. That was why there were people like Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart, and people who were imaginative enough and daring enough to build things like the Empire State Building, Hoover Dam, and Golden Gate Bridge. No, those times were not perfect and not everything was wonderful, but they definitely had their good points.
 
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aloveablebunny

Guest
I'd travel back in time to notable speeches of people I'm not fond of and troll them somehow. For the lulz.
 

Karpish McKarp

Finger guns for days
TBH This is the first thing I think of when I hear "time machine"

Soooo... I was going to reply to this... Buuuutttt...
I kind of saw the clip art to an Underfell video after this one finished...

And I kind of clicked on that video.

Aaaaannnndddd I kind of started watching more undertale videos...

And maybe started googling undertale comics afterwards...

And saw the link to this page and came back... Only to have totally forgotten what I wanted to write completely.





I am very high right now.
 
I'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
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 prospect
 
I'd bang a dinosaur.
 

scet

Member
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 prospect
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
 
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Leoni Zheitk

Guest
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
And this is why all those "Hey look guys, a duplicator! Let's use it on ourselves!" episodes almost never go well...
 

Julen

✮ Banter Squad Member ✮
Stop me from making this
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God why
 
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