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TheBigLeBROski
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If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
As the title says....if you could have chose to live in a different time....what would you have chose? I personally would have been interested in living in the wild West days. I think having a beer with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday would have been interesting. Then again I wouldn't have minded being a Spartan in the Roman days....What say you?


Gideon Swashbuckler
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
James Joyce's Ireland.
But only if I were rich.


jumbo
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
Roaring 20s seemed like a hoot


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AllbyMyRelf
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
1890s.
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I wouldn't have minded being a Spartan in the Roman days
Rome conquered Sparta, so that would suck


Arksulli
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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Rome conquered Sparta, so that would suck


I didn't have the heart to say that. Sparta had been a minor player in Greece for sometime before that (being handed off to one or another alliance for a while) and the Romans put them out of their misery.

They did, however, turn Sparta into... a tourist trap. Roman elites would go there to enjoy reenactments of Spartan culture.

Sparta had been on the decline since they had a falling out with their main ally and supporter... err... the Persian empire.

I know, I know... the battle of Thermopylae and all that. Things change. At their height the Spartans were basically a client state of Persia.


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awestruck
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
Post apocalypse.


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3down10
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
The best question I ever asked myself in all my life is kind of the opposite. In a universe of this size, with all those galaxies, stars and planets in the billions of years past and future - why do I find myself here.



TriedtosignuponceB4
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
I'd go with 19th century England -- preferably in the countryside -- but would echo your "only if I were rich"


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starkvingrad
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
I'll second 19th C. Victorian England. I'd like to see what that was like.


bigtiger440
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
I would have loved to live my grandfathers life.

Born in the early 1930s, yes during the depression but his father was a poor farmer in south GA. The depression didn't hurt them much. He went to war and fought for his country while it was still a great country. He owned several 57 Chevys and other cool cars when you could still afford them.
He lived a great life and got to see his kids grow up and got to see all of his grandkids born. Then he passed away in the early 1990s while he still believed this was a great country. He didn't live to watch his country turn into what it is today.
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blueridgeTiger
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
Civil War Era - I would have been a dashing cavalry officer in the CSA Army.


Numberwang
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
Ancient Rome. I would have taught them the sciences, how to make gunpowder, and germ theory, and we'd have fully terraformed Mars and visited other solar systems by now.
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3down10
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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Civil War Era - I would have been a dashing cavalry officer in the CSA Army.


You don't need to go back in time to get killed defending stupid shite.



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No Colors
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
I would chose now.

The richest man in the world 100 years ago had to ride around in a loud, clanky, rough, smoking car with no radio and no air conditioning.

By the time he was 65 he had constant pain in his joints. He needed a cane to walk. He was dying of prostate cancer. He couldn't have sex, or watch a movie, or fly somewhere for the weekend.


Two of his children died of infectious diseases, and several of his best friends died on the Titanic. His favorite nephew died in WW1. His wife was a morphine addict. And he needed a triple bypass which no one had ever heard of.

The average factory worker today lives a better life than the wealthiest man in the world 100 years ago.


Kentucker
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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The best question I ever asked myself in all my life is kind of the opposite. In a universe of this size, with all those galaxies, stars and planets in the billions of years past and future - why do I find myself here.


It’s by pure chance that any of us find ourselves “here.” We’ve been here and “there” many times and will be again and again, wherever here and there are.

We’ve been plants and animals, Protozoa and archaic bacteria and all of the alien life we imagine is out there. We’ve been conscious to the degree that our life forms at the time generated and will be again, and again. The luckiest of us will be conscious in machine near-eternal bodies that can be altered to fit our environments.

So, consciousness in any particular organism is completely random and its degree of acuity is determined by the level of chemical complexity displayed by the organism.


Arksulli
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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Ancient Rome.


The problem with Ancient Rome, which was amazing, is not that a lack of technology stopped them. Its that their society collapsed.

The strength of Rome was its great diversity. A Roman citizen was a Roman citizen.

But as the Empire aged things started to fall apart. The wealthy started evading taxes. The average citizen became disengaged from politics. Political groups found less common ground.

Rome fell because Rome ate itself alive. No tech could have saved them. Social reform (not SJW mind you) could have because the Roman system lasted until the 1450s in Byzantine.


AllbyMyRelf
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
Lol


No Colors
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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We’ve been here and “there” many times and will be again and again, wherever here and there are.


Are you implying that time is a flat circle?


Arksulli
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
I know. It is easy to laugh.

Rome fell because the rich stopped paying their share of taxes, people became disengaged from the political process, and what politics there were so toxic they couldn't even address common issues. This is what a vast majority of historians have said.

The high points of Rome were when Rome was at its most diverse. I hate to say it but the Northern Europeans we are mostly descended from were seen as sub human. So there is that. We were the original shithole countries.

It is what it is. The Rome we think about and dream about has nothing to do with the Rome that was.


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Kentucker
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re: If You Could have chose to live in any one time era besides now...
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Are you implying that time is a flat circle?


No. Time is an illusion. A construct of sentience. A tool to measure change, movement. Without movement there is no change. Without change time is meaningless.


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