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If for 1 day you could go to past or the future...what would be your choice?

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By "past" I mean living 1000 years ago or AT LEAST 100 years ago.<br>
By "future" I also mean at least 100 years into the future.<br><br>
Please explain your choice.
 

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...so I have some idea of what to expect
 

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Past! I have always wanted to live in the "old west". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ooooh, thats tough! While I'd like to live in the past (Little house or even pre-civil war) or even WAY past (Bible time) that would be really neat, for one day at least. It'd also be cool to live in the far future, but the present time scares me enough with crime and crap I'd be afraid to think what the future holds...<br><br>
I'm gonna say past...I wanna learn how to churn butter and make a dress or something. LOL
 

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Future... so I can get the lotto numbers for next week!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Future... so I can get the lotto numbers for next week!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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No, no. In terms of "future" the question referred to future in 100 years and not in a week or so.
 

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The past. I would love to be able to go back and be an invisible visitor!
 

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To answer my own question, I would have lived in the past. I guess I am curious to see how could people live without all the things that we take for granted in the 19th and 20th centuries. I would probably want to go to like 16th century or so and see what their average day was like, what kind of food did they eat, what kind of work did they do, what kind of laws/justice system they had, what were the doctors like (if any), what kind of houses they lived in, what kind of things people worried about and what kind of things they talked about, what were their attitudes towards a number of things, how did they manage to live without electricity, clean water, etc. I know you can kind of read about all of that in books, but it is not the same. I would want to experience that.<br><br>
As for the future, as much as I want to know what future holds, I am simply afraid to be disappointed (mostly in terms of things like environment, world resources, etc).
 

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Yeah, but they'll still have next weeks lotto numbers in a hundred years!
 

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Past. I'd go way back into the prehistoric when all those goddess sculptures were made to see if there really was anything resembling a matrilineal goddess worshipping utopia.. I'd hope that if there was, it would give me ideas I could use in my own time to bring about positive social change.<br><br>
I'd be afraid to go to the future.. I like to think that it's up to us to shape it.. What if it was really awful? To visit it would make it seem set in stone.. I'd want to hold on to the hope that we can make the world a better place in the future.
 

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Future. Then I'd come back and invest in the stock market! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Past. I'd be too afraid of what I might find in the future. What if no more humans exist or something???
 

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I could do research before my trip and try to be inconspicuous in the past... but going into the future is taking a blind leap into the unknown!<br><br>
Would I even understand the language, the customs, how to dress and act so as not to be burnt at the stake?<br><br>
Past, please!<br><br>
I'd like to visit my own area circa 1700, to see how Native people really lived in a harsh climate like this. I am fascinated by the fact that they survived just fine without things like oil heat and auto-start.<br><br>
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