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  • Before 1920 (Specify when)

    11 29.73%
  • 1920 through 1939 (Specify when)

    4 10.81%
  • 1940's

    1 2.70%
  • 1950's

    6 16.22%
  • 1960's

    2 5.41%
  • 1970's

    2 5.41%
  • 1980's

    3 8.11%
  • 1990's

    3 8.11%
  • The present decade

    10 27.03%
  • In the future (Specify when)

    14 37.84%
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    I would like to travel into the future to the year 2000, and check out the flying cars and visit mars for lunch. I would bring back 2 robot servants: one to sell…maybe even for a million dollars, but only the government has that kind of money...and one for my private use

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Bring back the 80's!!! Rock on!!!

    I wouldn't want to live too far back because of all the tyrant kings that take all the pretty woman at will and make them slaves.

    Because I have this drive to be the best at everything, if I lived in the wild west I would either be the most famous gun slinger ever (quickest and never miss) or I would be dead before I turned 21.

    Now is probably the best era as far as human rights go and not having to deal with abusive governments.

    The future would be interesting if I could sail the universe and explore all its wonders.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would like to travel into the future to the year 2000
    Exactly what year are you in right now?

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    It wont be ok, promise
    Why what are you planning....er....I mean promising?

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Exactly what year are you in right now?
    My moral beliefs place me somewhere in the late Victorian era, but at least we can duel whereas you can't even open a door for a woman without being sued for discrimination.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    My moral beliefs place me somewhere in the late Victorian era, but at least we can duel whereas you can't even open a door for a woman without being sued for discrimination.
    Yes in my opinion morals just aren't what they used to be. Some flaws in the laws of freedom opened the door to this slow and steady change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The ‘80s, aye? Wouldn’t it be fun to show the SAW series to that audience?
    Yes the 80's were awesome at the time. I loved the atmosphere watching the bands and at party's. (now I'm old and boring)

    SAW would certainly have blown away all those horror films! Recently I seen a couple classics (Thing etc.) that used to give me chills. Now I watch them and think how lame compared to what's being put out nowadays!
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Have you ever thought about living in a time other than the present? If so, what time and for what reason?

    If we went back in time, we would gain:
    * More freedom
    * Lower population density
    * Less crime
    * Better environment

    But there would be a trade off of less technology; we would have to give up all the gadgets that were made after the time you chose to live.
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    Um.... all of those except lower population density are debateable.
    Most cities were far dirtier and more polluted in the past. Think Charles Dicken's London for early industrial, with thousands of coal-fired plants spewing unfiltered black smoke. Earlier, think of streets paved with manure and mud (lack of septic systems).
    There are a number of periods in history that probably had far higher crime rates than modern cities...London in the 1500's jumps to mind. And besides crime, further back in history there was endemic violence between tribes and nations, with mass murder, torture and enslavement, that make our 20th century violence look trivial in all but raw numbers.
    Many periods in US history saw governmental corruption running rampant, and the liberties of many groups curtailed...the Tweed Machine/Tammany Hall being one example.
    Further back in history, if you were an early medieval serf you had almost NO rights. If you were a baron you had whatever rights you and your knights could enforce within a few hour's horseback ride from your castle, until some stronger neighbor invaded, took over and killed your entire family.

    Not to mention that in my Grandpa's generation, most people didn't live past 60, unless they were lucky. A couple centuries earlier, half the population died before reaching 40, of various diseases or disorders that are now readily curable or at least treatable.

    I'd be more intrested in the future.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The present or future. Why would you want to live in an era where life was worse than it currently is? That would include...well, every single decade before this one since the beginning of humanity.


    Man I hate cliched views of history.

    Things go up and down. There were bad things in the past and good things, some worse than now at different periods and some better.
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    I agree with Winston Churchill to some degree.

    I like to live in the past, I don't tihnk people are going to get much fun in the future.


    But the problem with the past is I want to make a difference and it is hardly the past exactly if I do that.
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post


    Man I hate cliched views of history.

    Things go up and down. There were bad things in the past and good things, some worse than now at different periods and some better.
    I see my post was completely ignored.
    Seriously, try living an entire year without heating, air conditioning, computers (no DP), refrigerators, television....

    I think it'll trump everything good that can be derived from the past.

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