If you had a time machine, when would you go? This is the question we tackle in today’s blog post!

J So many choices! I would definitely go back in time to see what really happened to the dinosaurs (and make a quick getaway!). And see how the pyramids and Stonehenge were built…maybe meet the oft-rumored ‘ancient aliens.’ I could see myself settling in the Delian League for a time–I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology and culture.

Once my appetite for the past was sated, I’d take a peek into the distant future. 10,000 years from now, will humanity exist? If so, are we recognizably human, or did we upload our consciousnesses into a galaxy-spanning cloud? Have we colonized the Milky Way, discovered another form of intelligent life? These are the things I’d want to know.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine

K I think I’d want to travel into the future. Ever since I first saw Star Trek: The Next Generation I’ve been obsessed with space travel and the idea of a world working together without currency. I’m hoping that the future looks more like Star Fleet and that I wouldn’t run into a future containing an evolution like the Eloi or Morlocks of H.G. Wells’ creation.

"The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives..." Captain Jean-Luc Picard [500x336]

While traveling to the past would be interesting, especially if I could see some of my own ancestors, sci-fi has taught me that this could be very dangerous for the space-time continuum. I know that our present isn’t perfect, but it could be worse. I would not want to royally mess up anything by trying to prevent a past wrong. Maybe I’d prevent a horrible thing from happening, but the downstream impact is that my best friend is never born. (Maybe I won’t even remember I had that best friend, or maybe there are indefinite futures splitting out from each decision point and now I’ve created a new path and the old one doesn’t even feel the changes I made. Too many theories! And I don’t want to risk it!)

Seekers, what historical or future events would you visit with your time machine?

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