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Yeah but if I lived in a time in the past it would be boring because I already know what happens. In the present, the rest of my life I will see new history unfold, new technology invented. Who knows what will happen?
No, because the racism I deal with in 2022 would be far worse in the past. It kinda makes me sad to see privileged people longing for past eras and seemingly forgetting about how brutal those times were for BIPOC.
Like my mom grew up with segregation and “whites only” signs everywhere, so it’s weird to hear my white friends talk about the same era as if it were good times all around. My dad grew up working on a plantation run by the British too.
Yes, but only because I’m a hobby historian, and I think it would’ve been really cool to’ve existed during some of the periods I study. Though, being born in those times, it wouldn’t have been half as interesting. So if I could visit that would be a lot better, I could nerd out and fully appreciate not only the great historic value of being there, but also the great strides our society has taken since these times.
I’d like to go back to the victorian era, and spend a while studying trades.
I’d like to visit the late medieval period, to examine the social structures.
I’d like to go to pre-roman Europe and learn the languages, to get accounts from the people who actually lived there at the time. So we could use first-person accounts of these peoples, rather than the propagandist Roman ones.
Nah, I’m right here, right now.
I wish I was older during the 70s…I was born in 75, but I wish I could have spent my 20’s in the 70s.
Just to witness performance of Afrika '70 and Egypt '80 (Fela Anikulapo Kuti)
Early part of the 20th century when you could take a ride across the Atlantic on an airship
I used to wish that I had lived in the 1800s because I thought that that was the cool time to do science (Charles Darwin figuring out evolution, Maxwell electrodynamics, Boltzmann thermodynamics, Pasteur disproving spontaneous generation, Friedrich Wöhler discovering that organic chemicals can be synthesized)… During high school science books gave me the impression that those guys figured out most of the cool stuff and that they left little for us. Now I know I was very wrong and am actually O.K. with living in this time, there is still a lot to explore and discover.
If your question is, if I wanted to be born in another time, the answer is. No Interest. I had a appendix surgery when I was like 12 … which was back in the time death sentence… because well antibiotics and so got invented not that long ago.
But living there - for a short amount or foreseeable time, maybe. I love medicine and tech too much as I wanted to survive in such times.
Always wanted to witness the Jesus crucifixion to get an answer if all was only myth + hearsay or if something was really true the way church tells us. Maybe even film it to debunk or finally give undeniable proof for or against the lies/truth.
I would rather live in the future when we finally solved current problems and look beyond money, politics, power and trying to escape the unenviable. Always liked how people in Star Trek live, without any money and shit like that. Sure, it is sci-fi but I liked the overall idea.
Hunter-gatherer before behavioral modernity /s
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Well, a part of me wishes I was born in the 30s, as I love OTR and 50s and 60s shows and movies. But I’m black and race relations wasn’t great back then (it was getting better tho)
Another part of me wishes I was born in the 90s. My parents were super restrictive and I wish I could have been a part of the innovative tech culture as it was happening and experience everything as possible
Maybe not the 30s and jump to the 50s… World War 2 happens in the 40s
Ah. Definitely the 50s then!