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View Poll Results: Which time would you prefer to live in?
The Past (1950 and earlier) 9 37.50%
The Present (1951-2049) 6 25.00%
The Future (2050 and later) 9 37.50%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-29-2012, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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This time is defined as roughly the late 20th century/early 21st century.

The past would be considered 1950 or earlier,
the future would be considered 2050 or later.

I personally want to live in the future. I have an optimistic view of the future, but what do others think? Any specific timeperiod?
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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With the coming singularity this is the best time to be alive in the history of human civilization. The changes we will see will be amazing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I'm planning on getting a brain transplant into a cloned superhuman body at age 120, so maybe I'll see a couple of "times". I'll check back in 2112 to tell ya which is better.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:35 AM
 
Location: NH
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I voted for the past, but in actuality Id prefer 1940 to about 1999.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I voted for the past, but only if I could take the knowledge I now possess with me. I would prefer sometime around the year 450 BC.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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I voted for the past, but only if I could take the knowledge I now possess with me. I would prefer sometime around the year 450 BC.
At times i've pondered just how cool would it have been to have studied under those pre-socratic and later platonic esoteric greeks during the 400's/300's b.c.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Once we have virtual reality then we can experience all the times from BC to know and even the "future" or what we think it might be like anyway. How cool would it be to spend a weekend in Rome back when it was the most powerful city in the known world or Greece then visit the renaissance in Europe to end it with a weekend on the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Once we have virtual reality then we can experience all the times from BC to know and even the "future" or what we think it might be like anyway. How cool would it be to spend a weekend in Rome back when it was the most powerful city in the known world or Greece
Yeap that would be cool to participate in one of the ancient battles e.g. Ceasar conquering western europe or fighting against the powerful Huns (Battle of Catalaunian Plains) . I just wonder what happens if you get ''killed'' in one of those virtual reality battles .
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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I voted for the present, but I think the U.S. has become a political, cultural and social wasteland since the early 80s. However, there are ways and places to avoid the worst of it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I was a child of the greatest generation, growing up in the greatest social and industrial expansion known. I had a transitor radio and listened to Wolfman Jack braodcast from Del Rio. I remember Sputnik, while in grade school; man on the moon; SpaceX. The country has transitioned from rural to sub/urban.

I don't think I'd have preferred living in any previous period of time but I also think I'd like to live in a pro-active space exploration era. I'm ready to give up this 20th century experience and I'm willing to take a chance on my energies returning as a space cadet.
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