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Where would you be?
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:48:25 AM »
If you had the choice to live in any time (Ok well just for 20 years so you can get back on your smart phone) when would it be?

For me 100% it would of been around 1492 discovering new countries , it must of been great those days to land on foreign shores that have never been discovered before. I guess seeing a few natives throwing some spears would be comparable to arriving on a new planet only to be met by aliens  :laugh:

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Vangelis Conquest of paradise

I could just imagine myself on the bow jumping onto the beach and kissing the sand ... Christ life is so bloody boring in the 21st Century!!
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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 05:57:18 AM »
I'd choose 4500. hopefully we will have learnt by then that wars are nothing and all is good around the planet.
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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 06:12:16 AM »
I'd choose 4500. hopefully we will have learnt by then that wars are nothing and all is good around the planet.

That would be a little risky! Maybe you would arrive and humans had slowly become genetically changed over the years, maybe they will have a darker skin a few more hairs on the chest and back and it was fashionable to wear white gown ..  :laugh:
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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 09:39:22 AM »
I'd go back to June 23 2016.

Watching Moby kick and scream like a little spoiled child, as he digests the Brexit result....great sport!  ;D

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 12:15:41 PM »
I'd go back to June 23 2016.

Watching Moby kick and scream like a little spoiled child, as he digests the Brexit result....great sport!  ;D

I remember that day very well! We were in Moldova on holiday I woke at about 4 am checked the ?? It was like a clapometer Hughe Green used in opportunity knocks :) Brexit was in the lead... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 02:50:47 PM »
 Aso the UK gets told it's scientists can no longer  tender for work on the EU sat positioning project is it any wonder I kick and scream ?

Project fear was fact and like those that thought Trump would be great some folks haven'the woken up, yet

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 04:35:28 PM »
I would like to be in Vienna in the late 1800s (plenty of classical music and pre-industrial revolution lifestyle).  After the Industrial Revolution, society totally changed.  Long live the Luddites.   :chuckle:

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 05:50:55 PM »
Where would you be?

Hmm....1507.

My profession: Giant.

At Christmas, I would put the star on top of the Royal Christmas tree. In 1508, I would wander over to Italy and Watch Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. I'd suggest he give God some "noodly appendages"  :chuckle:

I'd wander Europe, lending myself out as a debt-collector, man-at-arms, circus freak and the dewd who would put the star on top of the Royal Xmas tree.

After 20 or so years, I'd turn up in Muscovy, where I would take the fatherless Ivan IV under my wing. I would make sure the lad was well-fed and protected from the Boyars, and then when he got to be Tsar for Real at age 16, I'd have one bad-ass army at my disposal.  I'd open up trade with Britain a couple of decades early, and get rich off the vig.

If things got dull, I'd wander over to Central America and take up a profession as a "white skinned god" like Quetzalcoatl or Viracocha.

On my way back, I'd shoot ahead to 2040 or so and get one of those "Back to the Future" sports almanacs then, back to drop in on my 15 year old self, fill him in on "How Shit Works in Life" as well as "Microsoft: Buy at the IPO" and "Bitcoin: get in early" as well as "Take Russian the moment you get to university" and so forth. :8)

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 08:46:07 PM »
For me 100% it would of been around 1492 discovering new countries , it must of been great those days to land on foreign shores that have never been discovered before.


Many ships looking for land that never been discovered didn't land on their shores, they turned around, mutinies happened, or they sank. Dangerous seas, scurvy, and stinking men will be your constant companion on the suicide mission.

I'd choose 4500. hopefully we will have learnt by then that wars are nothing and all is good around the planet.


We already know wars are bad. Human nature is violent and will always be violent. In the past, like animals, we consume life to survive. The future will be the same.....except we'll be using more lethal methods to kill.


For me, I like to go back to the 1980's. It's a time where we had a lot of modern luxuries, like a land line phone, air conditioning, automobiles, showers, toilets and the internet will be around the corner.

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 10:21:03 AM »
Aso the UK gets told it's scientists can no longer  tender for work on the EU sat positioning project is it any wonder I kick and scream ?

Project fear was fact and like those that thought Trump would be great some folks haven'the woken up, yet

Can you try and say that without crying/lying?

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 02:38:12 PM »
Pretty much whenever one might end up, life would be brutal, dirty and short. That applies today just as it has over history.

Just like those who claim to have lived a previous life and were Cleopatra, or Julius Caesar - everybody imagines that they'd live a gilded life, safe and healthy.

So, unless one could also choose one's station in society and exact geographic location the chances are that nobody reading this would, even if they could choose the period, find themselves, in the past, with a life that was an interesting, well-informed, healthy and safe as the life they have today.
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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 03:04:08 PM »
1950s. I like the tinted life I never had.


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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2018, 03:06:57 PM »
Aso the UK gets told it's scientists can no longer  tender for work on the EU sat positioning project is it any wonder I kick and scream ?

Project fear was fact and like those that thought Trump would be great some folks haven'the woken up, yet

Anyone who isn’t is in your brain is sleeping.


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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2018, 03:48:43 PM »
Anyone with a brain questions more than a useful idiot...

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Re: Where would you be?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2018, 08:56:20 PM »
1950s. I like the tinted life I never had.


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