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What time period?

  1. Oct 8, 2015 #1

    wolram

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    If you had a pick of any future time period which would you choose, given that the future may be exotic or chaotic.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2015 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Are the periods definable by me?
    eg. Can I say
    'whatever time period it is in which we have made alien contact'? or
    'whatever time period it is in which we have established routine travel to extra-solar planets'?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2015 #3
    Getting beyond this next US election.

    No, make that the next two or three. I know, I know, there I go being an optimist again.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2015 #4

    wolram

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    Yes Dave
     
  6. Oct 8, 2015 #5

    DaveC426913

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    Whatever time period it is in which we have made alien contact.
    Whatever time period it is in which we have established routine travel to extra-solar planets.
    :cool:
     
  7. Oct 9, 2015 #6

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    Whatever time period we've achieved:

    - World peace (achieved by peaceful means only)
    - Prosperity for all
    - Effective, fair political and economic systems
    - Automation good enough that working for a living is a thing of the past
    - A completely green, sustainable economy
    - Cure's for virtually every disease

    I think I might have to be in cryosleep a while to see this one...
     
  8. Oct 9, 2015 #7
    I think I just want to stick around as long as I can to see as much as possible of the future.

    We seem to be in a golden age right now where we are making rapid advances in science and technology. At least enough to keep me engaged trying to follow it.

    In less than 60 years we have already stepped on the moon and are opening the door to quantum computing. The first heart transplant was done about that long ago. Now more than 5,000 are done on a a daily bases.

    We have been rapidly peeling back the mysteries of physics at a blinding rate, shattering preconceived notions of the cosmos and bringing to reality materials that only existed in the wild minds of fiction writers.

    A a number of centuries ago a man claimed to have read every book ever written. Today you couldn't possibly read every title. A few hundred years ago technology was little different than it was a few millennia ago.

    What's happened in the last fifty years is amazing. We have discovered more and open our minds wider in just those fifty years than the total sum total of our existence.

    I feel so privileged to be here now.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2015 #8
    I'd like to be transported forward in time to the point where we can take a human mind and upload it to an immortal machine. We may be there before the century is out.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2015 #9
    Revalation of future time lines is strictly forbidden by Article 38 of the Time Traveler's Code.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2015 #10

    wolram

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    Do not be a spoil sport, i want to live in a future where we can use 100% of our brain capacity
     
  12. Oct 10, 2015 #11
    As my anatomy teacher said, we always use 100% of our brain.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2015 #12

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  14. Oct 10, 2015 #13

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    Late 18th gigaannum of the universe, because I have a project there.

    If that doesn't happen, then whatever future date we end up being reconstituted or simulated by aliens, up to the hypothetical end of time.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2015 #15
    Yeah, you may be waiting on these for a while. Aside from technological advances I tend to think that things get different, not better. For example: wouldn't it be great if the Nazis had never come into power! Yeah it would, and if the Kaiser and Germany would have won WWI it would have never happened! (Hope you're not English:oops:).
     
  17. Feb 3, 2016 #16
    I don't I think I'd want to necessarily live in this time period, but I'd like to take a peak at the Solar System around 7.6 billion years from now. Watching some inner planets get consumed by the Sun expanding into it's red giant phase would be entertaining - from a safe distance.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2016 #17
    Time period without judgmental bias intolerant elitist with power and the ability to abuse it.

    It ain't no fun when the rabbit got the gun..... those will be times that change the world.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2016 #18

    DaveC426913

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    Shimmery blinky lights, rising humm. Flash of light and - BAM!
    gjonesy finds himself transported to...



    3,000,000 BC - before the dawn of genus Homo.
    :DD
     
  20. Feb 3, 2016 #19
    Like so many of these trips it's not actually seeing doing anything, it's getting to say you've been there.
     
  21. Feb 3, 2016 #20
    Article 5951c of the Time Traveler's Code forbids revelation of the nature of future time periods. Sorry. Nothing I can do.
     
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