time travel

United States
January 29, 2007 9:25pm CST
If, through the use of a time machine, you could venture to any point in time in the future, how many years down the road would you want to travel? Why? Back in time? Why?
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@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
Well, I'd like the opportunity to go both ways, into the future and then into my past. I'd like the chance to see myself ten to twenty years down the road and even see myself older...possibly 50 years into the future and see if I would still be with the same man I married. I'd like to see how many kids I had. I also like to go back into my past and visit some places that bring back nothing but good memories. Also if I had the chance, I'd like to change some things that happened to me when I was younger. I will not get into the specifics of that at all though...those details are much too sensitive for me to talk about. Anyways, I would love to go forward into my life ten to twenty years just to see how I had evolved as a person as well as what changes my life had gone through. I'd also like to see if I was still with the same man then or if things had changed since then. Also, I'd love to get the chance to see if I have any children running around the house at that age. I'd also love to go back into my childhood for the simple reason of visiting the best time in my life. I lived in a place that had a lot of things to do and it didn't hurt to live on the beach. I'd like the chance to visit some of the places that I used to go to all the time when I was a kid. I'd like to see my old school as well as the old house I used to live. If I had the opportunity to have never left that place, I would have chosen to stay there. It's kind of the place I belong more than anything. So, in conclusion, I would love to get my hands on a time machine so I could go into my future and see how my life turned out as well as back in time. I always wanted to see how my children would turn out. In the end though, I know this could never happen, but you can always think about stuff like that, right?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes, I agree. It is nice to fantasize about how we could change our lives by using a time machine to go backwards to correct mistakes and a wrong turn. I think it would be marvelous to go forward to see how our kids turn out so that maybe we have a chance to mold their life differently. Thanks for the reply.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I think I would travel back in time to various time periods in my life to try to correct a lot of things. Thinking about this even further, I'm not sure if it would make things better for me now or worse. Even though it was all fiction, I have seen some strange Twilight-Zone-like shows where a lady is heading away from home, & meets an older woman who was hitchhiking. After dropping off the old lady, she is told by the old lady to turn around & go back home. After seeing recognizable broken artifacts on the road, the younger lady asked, "who are you?" the older lady replied, take a look in the mirror about 50 years from now, but she needed to turn around to do it. Another one was where the guy had an implant from a serious injury he got in a fight when he was a very young guy, but he was in a very high position in his career. To try to change that so he didn't have the injury, he was his former self & instead of accepting the challenge to fight, he chose to walk away. Then going back to the present, he was near the bottom of the totem pole at the same work place.
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