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    Probably now is my best bet, no particular reason...


    p.s i'm black...
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    (Original post by zhang-liao)
    Fair enough :lol:

    I'm a freakin farmer according to the caste system :lol:
    Meh. Back in the day, the farmers were the ones with the money. We're meant to be "land owners" which is then of course used for farming, so "back in the day" that was kinda good thing

    Could go back to Pakistan, if yknow it's after 1947...

    Also, I don't fancy starving.. (I mean I wouldnt even be born if I went far back enough to somewhere) Gotta not starve!
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Meh. Back in the day, the farmers were the ones with the money. We're meant to be "land owners" which is then of course used for farming, so "back in the day" that was kinda good thing

    Could go back to Pakistan, if yknow it's after 1947...

    Also, I don't fancy starving.. (I mean I wouldnt even be born if I went far back enough to somewhere) Gotta not starve!
    True but the courtiers lived the good lives though :yep:

    Back when Pakistan was stronger :moon:

    How about the Middle East during the Islamic Caliphate? :curious:

    Let's say you weren't going to face racism and discrimination though, where would you go?
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    Given I am not a fan of dying of preventable diseases, living in squalor and threat of having my head chopped off - I think right now is fine although future would definitely be better time.
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    (Original post by zhang-liao)
    True but the courtiers lived the good lives though :yep:

    Back when Pakistan was stronger :moon:

    How about the Middle East during the Islamic Caliphate? :curious:

    Let's say you weren't going to face racism and discrimination though, where would you go?
    The ME was still pretty racist tbh

    Tbh, it probably would be late 20th century/early 21st century, because tbh, I dont fancy dying of the plague, or being accused of being the devil, or a warlock, or whatever else.
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    The ME was still pretty racist tbh

    Tbh, it probably would be late 20th century/early 21st century, because tbh, I dont fancy dying of the plague, or being accused of being the devil, or a warlock, or whatever else.
    Fair enough

    I guess so. The world was quite crazy in the good old days :moon:
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    (Original post by swanderfeild)
    Given I am not a fan of dying of preventable diseases, living in squalor and threat of having my head chopped off - I think right now is fine although future would definitely be better time.
    Not sure it will. Who's to say Miami won't look like Darfur in 500 years time? Once upon a time, Abysinnia (Ethiopia) was really rich and had a vast empire. Today, it's one of the poorest nations on the planet

    The world has also shifted in power as well ie: the West wasn't always this rich. The West was historically quite poor. Who's to say the West won't be poor again?
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Not sure it will. Who's to say Miami won't look like Darfur in 500 years time? Once upon a time, Abysinnia (Ethiopia) was really rich and had a vast empire. Today, it's one of the poorest nations on the planet

    The world has also shifted in power as well ie: the West wasn't always this rich. The West was historically quite poor. Who's to say the West won't be poor again?
    Relative prosperity of individual regions are subject to chance for better or worse but when you look at the world as a whole, it always trends to advance for better. Given enough time, world trends to be more liberalized and progressive while technology always advances. In 500 years, west could be poor, oppressed hell hole while North Korea could be capital of technology and liberty but we will have more advanced technology, we will have space-faring capabilities and on the whole we will have more liberal attitudes towards social issues.
    Edit: Obviously operating under the assumption that no apocalyptic global event occurs in next 500 years.
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    (Original post by channies)
    Up to today, you cannot go into the future in this scenario


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    I would like to go back to 1066 so I can hopefully kill William the Conqueror myself and see what would have happened to England if he had lost the Battle of Hastings
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    (Original post by swanderfeild)
    Relative prosperity of individual regions are subject to chance for better or worse but when you look at the world as a whole, it always trends to advance for better. Given enough time, world trends to be more liberalized and progressive while technology always advances. In 500 years, west could be poor, oppressed hell hole while North Korea could be capital of technology and liberty but we will have more advanced technology, we will have space-faring capabilities and on the whole we will have more liberal attitudes towards social issues.
    Edit: Obviously operating under the assumption that no apocalyptic global event occurs in next 500 years.
    This is true. Tbh, I wonder how humanity would look if we didn't document things ie: we know absolutely nothing of civilisations pre-history (Well we know stuff from what we've found), but pre-history, there's no documentation
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    60s seems like an awesome time to be young...
 
 
 
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