time travel?

United States
June 6, 2012 3:14pm CST
have any of the community ever wondered or dreamed about time travel? if so where would you like to travel and in which time period? would you prefer to travel to the past or to the future?
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@troublee (98)
• India
6 Jun 12
Eventhough it is quite impossible, i would like to travel to the past. To ancient ages where the human beings are just specks in the wild forest, living in the cave, dancing in the midnight around the fire...! I really want to see it.I wanna see the wild animals hiding in the bushes. Wow.. I wanna see the mammoth, the giant elephant.I wanna see the clear sky and the deep forest . I wanna see the sparkling of water. But it is quite impossible.If time traveling can happen, then one can go to the past and kill his father before his birth. How it can be happen? so time traveling is impossible. Any way let's dream about it. Just a dream!!!
• United States
6 Jun 12
I saw on the news yesterday where a family in the Ohio, United States of America, found a mammoth skeleton on their property. In a way, that is traveling back in time. It would be an excite discovery!
• India
6 Jun 12
Do you believe that we can travel in time?
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• United States
6 Jun 12
I like to believe it. I know that time is relative, and I enjoy reading about Einstein's theories, and, on some level, I believe that it is possible, but more in a parallel universe way. There just seem to be too many complexities to time travel within the same space time continuum for me to be comfortable. What about you, troublee?
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
6 Jun 12
if I can travel through time, I would just go to the past and correct my mistakes, and probably visit my mom and bond with her all the time while she is alive and healthy so I can have more bonding time with her
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• United States
6 Jun 12
That is sweet. I would like to do the same thing with my father, when he was young. We could play together. It would be fun and insightful.
• United States
6 Jun 12
yes, meozard and page, i find your time travel goals very kind and wonderful, as some people when they contemplate time travel may only have selfish and greedy ideas such as making lots of money, or finding the confederate gold, or the fountain of youth,,,.....
@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
8 Jun 12
If I could time travel I would go back to my growing up years and relive my life! What I know now I would help me not grow up a shy,girl with a weight problem and very little self-esteem! If I knew what my life would be like in the future as a kid I would do so many thing differently! If not that i wish I could travel back and have different parnets who would nuture me and love me! Not ignore me and verably abuse me like my real parents did!! That is what I would do if I could time travel!
• United States
8 Jun 12
very thoughtful and insightful comments, blue65packer! thanks for sharing and i hope that now that you are older you are feeling better about yourself. peace!
@peavey (16984)
• United States
6 Jun 12
To the past... about a hundred years ago. I always said I was born in the wrong century! I want to be an American pioneer...
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• United States
6 Jun 12
excellent peavey! sounds very adventurous! are you a fan of western movies, perhaps?
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@peavey (16984)
• United States
6 Jun 12
No, not really. I don't watch movies often, preferring historical documentaries most of the time.
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• United States
6 Jun 12
i saw a very interesting show on pbs several years ago, the pioneer home, did you see it? anyway, the show took several couples back in time and they lived the pioneer life on the canadian prairie. i seem to remember one of the wives becoming very hysterical!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
6 Jun 12
I'd prefer the future. Technology is so amazing, would love to see how things will be in 50 years.
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• United States
6 Jun 12
yes teamrose! i have always heard that the future is where it's at! i am kind of disappointed that by this time we have not yet acheived the technology i saw on the jetsons as a child, namely that butler robot! and the flying cars. perhaps fifty years on down the road, we will be able to aspire to jetsonian splendor!
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@teamrose (1499)
• United States
6 Jun 12
It is possible to travel forward in time. We're all doin' it. You can vary the speed at which you move forward in time. Einstein, relativity, and all that. Often described by a story about two twins, one of whom travels really fast in a space ship, and ages more slowly than his brother. In fact, if you go fast enough, (the speed of light), time stands still for you, a sort of suspended animation. (So the equations say. No person has actually done this.) What I believe you cannot do is jump backward in time, or jump forward skipping over some piece of time. I started to write an explanation of why I believe this, but I wisely erased it before hitting the post button. (Perhaps some day you can travel back in time and retrieve it for a laugh.) Of course I don't have to travel myself to cause havoc. If I could make information travel backward in time (perhaps over a special sort of telephone wire) I could learn about future stock prices and so forth, and own the world! We don't see the effects this would produce, so it probably hasn't happened. If anyone ever figures out how to do this, I hope it is me. Would be fun.
• Indonesia
7 Jun 12
Yeah i agree with kraszn,if time traveling is really exsist , it would be dengrous , if you went to past , you may break history, if you went to the future, you will not know , the future will good enough like we always watch the tv where cars fly, technology is amazingly we not understand, or may be the future will , untoldly bad
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
7 Jun 12
Well, I would like to travel to both past and future. First, to the past. To the age when wheel was invented and fire was started to be used for cooking. Want to see those men of that age, how they socialized, how they exchanged messages and so on. And of course, eager to see the "developed" world of the future. Wondering what amazing technologies would be ruling our lives!!
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• United States
7 Jun 12
yes, buddha3, you have a very healthy and balanced approach to the concept of time travel, i think. it would be very exciting to see the invention of the wheel, and other ancient advances and compare that to the world of the future...and you are so right when you say "ruling our lives"...
@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Jun 12
And how about you? Could you please share your thoughts also on this? What would you like to see and in which age? what are the main things you would like to compare with the present world?
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• United States
9 Jun 12
well buddha3, there are many places and times i would like to visit, and sometimes have had the thought that perhaps the psychoartist was born into the wrong decade or century! i would love to visit france during the time of the pioneering impressionist artists, meet them, watch them paint and learn from them! i also would like to visit the 1960's because i like the art and fashions from that time and during that time would like to participate as a civil rights activist...i would also like to visit scotland and ireland in different time periods and interact with some of my ancestors!
@viji_v2 (727)
• India
7 Jun 12
This topic is interesting one and we discussed here most times. Most of us have interest to see our past and future. I wish to see the past days of freedom fighting and would try to stop it when there is a politics run in there.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
ah viji_v2, i appreciate your interest in this topic, and i had not even considered the freedom fighter, war, or politics aspect...if you were a time traveler i am sure you could change a lot for the better!
@viji_v2 (727)
• India
8 Jun 12
At least I would change the name of one family which is now corrupting the whole India.
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• United States
9 Jun 12
excellent goal viji_v2...hopefully you will be able to make a difference even without time travel!
@redhotpogo (4427)
• United States
7 Jun 12
Can I pick both? There are a lot of people from the past I would love to meet, but I would also like to see the future. Not my own future, but how things look. The buildings, technology, and society. Did we improve? Or is it some kind of apocalyptic scene?
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• United States
7 Jun 12
choosing both is fantastic, redhotpogo! personally, i wish i was braver as i have not desire to go into the future because i may just possibly have a fear of the unknown! it would be great to travel into both and be able to compare and contrast, etc....i also have fears of apocalyptic scenes because of an overexposure to scary mean apocalyptic preaching and overexposure to the book of the revelation as a child...i had many real nightmares over it...
• United States
9 Jun 12
I've had quite a bit of those myself throughout my life. A few years ago I saw the catholic church in Rome in ruins. There was nothing but dirt where bricked pavement, buildings, and pillars with statues use to be. Inside it was empty except for some lost souls. It looked like nothing had been there for a long time. The only thing that made it odd was that I had never seen it before. A day after describing my odd dream to my then gf (now wife) I was online looking at old architecture and saw a picture. I recognized the building from my dream and asked her what it was. She said it was the head of the catholic church in Rome. (She's catholic).
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• United States
12 Jun 12
wow,that's very interesting! mr. psychoartist and i would like to visit rome...(he is a theologian) and i have always wanted to see the catacombs if they are still here..i have also heard that the house church of priscilla and acquila, some of the early church leaders is still there and i would like to see it...
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
9 Jun 12
oh definitely, I would like to see cleopatra,
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• United States
9 Jun 12
hello winterrose! hope you are having a great weekend! i think your response is original and fascinating...i read a magazine article recently about cleopatra and she is definitely an interesting woman...did you like the cleopatra movie with elizabeth taylor and richard burton? i tried to like it, but it seemed too long!
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
10 Jun 12
yes I actually did like it I love all those epic hollywood cinemas.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
I don't want to travel to the past, not internet, lol. Actually it was the movie Millennium is the reason I don't want to go back and create a paradox. Meaning by changing the past it effects the future.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
excellent point, sararuthbeth22. i have noticed this in a lot of movies about time travel, even from my favorite christmas movie, "it's a wonderful life" which of course is not essentially about time travel, but involves choices in the past affecting the future.
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• United States
8 Jun 12
I meant no internet! Do you like Sci Fi films?
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@Bhebelen14 (5200)
• Philippines
7 Jun 12
Sometimes I think about time travel and what if we have a chance to do it like we used to see in the movies and some TV series. I will choose to travel in the past. I want to go the period where my mother in-law was still alive and healthy. I want to see my husband face, smiling while talking to his mom and while playing piano together. Many of my in laws said that my late mother in-law was a great teacher, mother, wife and a friend. I want to meet her personally if I have given a chance to go back in past. I want to thank her for the great accomplishment she made because my husband grows very well and became good person because of her. It's a good thing even if I dont met my mother in law and even if I cant travel in the past my husband is the evidence of her accomplishment.
• United States
7 Jun 12
oh, these are wonderful thoughts bhebelen14, and a lovely and respectful tribute to your husband and his family! i have enjoyed reading this.
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
Thank you so much for the best response.
@zausiu (610)
• China
7 Jun 12
If I was given the chance, I would like to travel to the past to save myself from doing some stupid things. Just image ~ Everyone knows it is impossible. I cannot live in the past. I have to create my future. I don't think I'd like to travel to the future. Something is better to be left unknown until it happens.
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• Indonesia
7 Jun 12
Yeah like what they said: "mystery make it interesting", and even it really exsist, and what hapend in the past, just let it go, it already happend .
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• Canada
6 Jun 12
Oh yes!!! I have always been very interested in the concept of travelling in time. I guess that I would if I had the option visit many time periods including the 1960's, because I have always been interested in that period. Even as a child I was always into sci fi movies and tv shows that deal with time travel plot lines. my favourite as a child was a British sci fi called Doctor Who, have you heard of this one??
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• United States
6 Jun 12
oh yes, i would like to visit the 1960's as well...for one reason, the psychoartist is enamoured of 1960's styles, fashions and pop art, of course! i would like to try out several time periods in the past, but i have never wanted to travel into the future...i have never thought of that before, fear of the unknown, perhaps? my brother was a very avid dr. who fan! i have seen the old version of the show when he and i were young back in the 1980's, where my son says he would like to travel back to!
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• Canada
6 Jun 12
That is awesome yeah great show that doctor who, and the new series is good too.. but I prefer the old ones! So you never thought of the future eh? Maybe a fear of the unknown does have you on that one, but consider even travelling to the 60's.. the very act of time travel is unknown , so go ahead go forward:) But yeah i agree the 60's sound cool and I would like to visit. i guess for me it's not so much the fashion or anything, just the idea of a simpler time. My X gf's father whom I got along with very well often spoke of living in the 60's as the best days of his life, after hearing so many storeys of his own personal perspective I began to adopt a fascination for the time. But alas time travel has evaded us thus far:( LOL
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@chan2zexy (508)
• Philippines
6 Jun 12
I would rather travel back to my past and change the wrong things that I have done so everything in my present and my future will be in right place. I don't want to see my future because that's something that keeps me going, my goal. If I see my future and I am pleased of what I see, I might stop striving for whatever I desire because I already feel satisfied with what I see. Then that will be the turning point in my life which will change my future and might not arrive at that situation anymore, because I've already stopped striving. =)
• United States
6 Jun 12
that is a very interesting point you have brought up about goals and future chan2zexy. do you think if you did go back into the past and change the wrong things, that your present and future would be affected in any way?
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• Philippines
6 Jun 12
It definitely will because the "chain" linking the past to the present will be altered. The decisions made in the past, if altered, will have a different results in the present too, and in the same way in the future. So it's still better (for me) to go back to the past than in the future. Just a thought, if I go to the future, I'll be gone in the present, then my future will not exist either. Hehe! =)
• Philippines
9 Jun 12
I would very much prefer the past, screw high technology in the future, I'm not even sure if humanities or even the living earth itself is still alive by those days. I'd like to know the undiscovered and fix the remaining puzzles in our history by traveling to the past. I'd like to see how the ancients survive the world without relying on high technology but through their own hard work and physical indulgence in almost all things. There are too many wondrous things in the past that we in the present couldn't even match. There are a lot of mysteries from the past that we haven't solve until now and I'd like decipher those. I would really like to travel to the past, I was asked by my high school teacher the same question, and my answer hasn't change even now. And I really don't like spoilers so I don't like to see what the future beholds for us. ^^
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• United States
9 Jun 12
thank you jhustinian for your very insightful answer.! your response reminds me of the popular maxim by george santanya, "those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it"....mr. psychoartist and i have been appalled in the last few months to learn that some people do not believe the holocaust of nazi germany ( in which six million jews were killed, not to mention other "enemies" of that state ) even existed! i like your plan to learn from the past and make present and future things better...
@cher913 (25855)
• Canada
7 Jun 12
i would time travel in a heart beat. i am a huge history fanatic. i would love to travel back to the beginning of the 20th century and see how the average person survived. also, how people made it through the depression. ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times and events like the American civil war or the war of 1812.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
i would too, cher913! i am interested in history, sociology, psychology, art, culture, so there are a lot of aspects of the past that i would like to experience! and you are right, ordinary people have been the heroes of the ages...
@mythociate (17450)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Jun 12
No, never. Or yes, I did, and I went, and nothing changed. Except that I lost the time that was wasted trying to travel-in-time. The gravity of the heavy future pulls us ineffably toward it, much the same way the high is pulled low. (It's scientifically proven that 'time' began at The Big Bang, so Science should be able to map it the same way as any other city/country/land-mass, allowing us to find a way to 'travel' thereon, yeah?) But probably not ever.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
fascinating response, mythociate...very scientific . thank you for an interesting aspect of this discussion.
• Malaysia
7 Jun 12
I would love to travel to the future. Look at us now, communicating with each other. Everything is at the finger tips. We can take pills that can make us feel like not eating. I would really really love to be in the heaven already where i dont have to work and please others to get what i want and filling in documents to certify that i am eligible for my request or just clap my hands and its there for me to enjoy. If that can happen i would like to have johnny depp or chris martin or a prince to entertain me every day
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• United States
7 Jun 12
acrossnation, i applaud your response! what a personality you must have...i too am disgusted with having to fill in documents for everything and even having to set up computer accounts and passwords for absolutely every thing in the world! and your ideas for enjoyment and entertainment are brilliant!
@shaina228 (120)
• Japan
7 Jun 12
dreaming this early morning,10:00am in Japan, ehehe! Nice! can I travel both past and future? too many questions and unbelievable situation behind my mind that I wanted to see right thru my eyes. i also want to see how it is not just the technology but the world, the people and the nature. what will happen after all this uncountable quakes happening here in Japan. is it really true that our country will sink? scary i know but that's the power of nature.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
oh, that is a scary thought about your country sinking shaina228! hopefully, this would not happen! we often hear theories that california, usa, will sink into the ocean, as well, and hope that is a fluke! i've often thought that whoever said this was probably jealous of california or critical of hollywood/beverly hills, that kind of thing...
• United States
6 Jun 12
I would want to travel to both!! There are so many times in the past I would visit like old renaissance times. Then I would like to travel in the future to see what kinds of new technology we come up with.
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• United States
6 Jun 12
great idea lauraleigh99! it would be interesting to do both and then compare and contrast them...for instance, people and human nature remain constant in many ways despite the times and circumstances they find themselves within...would you agree? or do you think time travel would prove otherwise?