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Old 07-26-14, 05:45 PM   #1
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Would you live in the past, the future or stay living in the present?

Would you live in the past, the future or stay living in the present? If you could travel in time but know if you left this time period, you could not come back and would leave everything and everyone, would you go? Explain you choice.

I really don't have any attachments here. I have faith in our future and really love technology. If I could leave I would and would travel 100 to 200 years into the future. By that time I figure many of our most important issues will be solved, technology will be fairly far advanced, including the fact that space travel might be fairly common for the average person. Also culture will probably not change that awful much that you would feel out of place.

I would love to be able to visit certain events in our past but I doubt I would want to stay there. Life was fairly rough up till maybe the mid 1900s. Advancements in medicine probably really did not get going till the late 1900s. I would think that living in the paste would be very challenging.
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I kind of like having grown up in the '60s. It was an interesting era with lots of change going on. One foot in the old, one foot in the new. I might do some things differently alright but I don't know that I'd want to change the dates.



Maybe I would like to have seen Joe Gans fight at the turn of the 20th century but I don't know that I'd want to hang around too long back then.
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I, too, enjoyed growing up in the 60's but if you can tell me what the future will be like I might change my mind.
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I kind of like having grown up in the '60s. It was an interesting era with lots of change going on. One foot in the old, one foot in the new. I might do some things differently alright but I don't know that I'd want to change the dates.

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Because I like computers, I would prefer the 70s and 80s. Things were really exciting. Lots of change in computers.

Should have included it as another caveat but you go back with the knowledge you have today so that change might not seem so exciting.
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i love technogy but i also love simpler times i miss the music of the 80s
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Because I like computers, I would prefer the 70s and 80s. Things were really exciting. Lots of change in computers.
I was thinking of other kinds of excitement in the days when a double dose of penicillin would cure all woes.

I like having the 'puter in my old age but was glad to get out more when young.

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I wish I'd bought that '57 T Bird sitting in the weeds, with a blown clutch, for $200.

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On that note, I wish I hadn't sold my 63 Impala SS convertible with a blown engine for 50 bucks!
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I'll stick with the present. It's what I know, and it'll do.
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On that note, I wish I hadn't sold my 63 Impala SS convertible with a blown engine for 50 bucks!
I wish I hadn't sold my Commodore PET for $100.
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I'll stick with the present. It's what I know, and it'll do.
No sense of adventure.

From the lady that has bicycled in almost every corner of the world.
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I would stay right here. I have a good dog, a good house, good friends, good kids, and some really great bikes in a nice garage. The garage has room for the great car I inherited along with my grandfathers four digit low number license plate. The garage was a high priority when buying this house. I have the keys and 24-7 access to two bike shops. I can see one of the shops out the front window across from the couch I am now sitting on. I'm now 146 lbs. and 5' 11". I lost most of my belly fat by eating right. I wore out a 19 year old rider on a long ride this summer, I'm 63.
I have a lot of good cycling friends, some friends in the bike biz, also a couple of bike advocates in my state. The state is using some of my bike photos in it's bike commuter guide.

I had too much caffeine on today's ride.

Edit: I made it home before the rain on today's ride.

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Old 07-26-14, 08:43 PM   #12
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I'd jump to the future if I was without family & friends. I'd love to have a beer with Eddie Merckx though.
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No sense of adventure.

From the lady that has bicycled in almost every corner of the world.
Well that's part of it ... in the present, I can continue to cycle pretty much anywhere I want. In the past there were restrictions on women doing that sort of thing ... in the future, who knows!
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. in the future, who knows!
In the future we will have robots do it for us and connect with them just like they did i Avatar. Let the robot pedal through all the boring parts and bad weather.
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I'm glad to have electricity, indoor plumbing, antibiotics and am certainly glad not to have to risk breaking my arm by hand cranking some car to life on a cold day.
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Definitely the future. Preferably around the time they've discovered the secret to immortality.
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My little saying:

Our past experience gives us the knowledge today to live the future.
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I would stay right here. I have a good dog, a good house, good friends, good kids, and some really great bikes in a nice garage. The garage has room for the great car I inherited along with my grandfathers four digit low number license plate. The garage was a high priority when buying this house. I have the keys and 24-7 access to two bike shops. I can see one of the shops out the front window across from the couch I am now sitting on. I'm now 146 lbs. and 5' 11". I lost most of my belly fat by eating right. I wore out a 19 year old rider on a long ride this summer, I'm 63.
I have a lot of good cycling friends, some friends in the bike biz, also a couple of bike advocates in my state. The state is using some of my bike photos in it's bike commuter guide.

I had too much caffeine on today's ride.

Edit: I made it home before the rain on today's ride.
Nice post.

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Definitely the future. Preferably around the time the U.S. converts to the metric system.
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am certainly glad not to have to risk breaking my arm by hand cranking some car to life on a cold day.
If you were wealthy enough to own a car. One great thing about the present in the US, even the poor are far wealthier than the poor of the past. I think some people have no idea of what people of my parents generation had to face as children.
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Wouldn't do anything different in this lifetime, including wanting to live during a different time. Probably I'd be worse off on the past; unless I knew the future, most scenarios don't seem to be better. We're living in a golden age...
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Right now is the most peaceful period in human history. People romanticize the past as if it weren't absolutely full of war, disease, corruption, slavery, abject poverty and pestilence. Yes, we have aspects of those characteristics now, but it is not even close to times past. I wouldn't chose to live in any other time than right now.

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On that note, I wish I hadn't sold my 63 Impala SS convertible with a blown engine for 50 bucks!
Wish I hadn't sold my '66 Corvette Coupe or my '70 Lotus Elan.
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Definitely the future. Preferably around the time the U.S. converts to the metric system.
I came back from the future to tell you that never happened.



Of course the past... Didn't anyone else see Back to the Future 2 (or maybe it was 3)? The book, with all the sports winners... I wouldn't need the book. I know every Derby winner, Super Bowl, World Series, from the late 60's on; all the American, and therefore meaningful events; measured in YARDS, not meters! Go back to Russia!
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