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Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?

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Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Lunan   » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:18 pm

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ok so following a non-intervention or as minimal as possible what might you want to observe.
This thought came to me when youtube popped up Queen's Performance at live aid.

With the recording tech we have now can you imiagine traveling back in time an attendting that performance? or Aerosmith at their prime, Bon Jovi, Nirvana, Metallica, Madonna, etc etc.

ART goes back or went back to observe and record historical events, but what sub specialties of sub specialties must there be in there, someone who studies the history of music, goes to hear the greeks, the romans, Beethoven, Motzart, Janis Joplin, goes to woodstock.

an Art historian just watches Leonardo work, or the construction of the Parthenon.

etc etc.
what would you want to do?
Clearly i would like to spend a year or 10 going to all the amazing music venues of the past and RECORD it with the most in depth recording technology i could.

not the "was there a Moses, was there a person who inspired the Jesus myths, what there a flood that inspired Noah or Atlantis" i'm thinking of the more mundane things you'd be interested in if you could travel backwards and observe?
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Lunan   » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:19 pm

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I think i may have figured out where David and Jacob could open this world to anthology collections if they wanted to, or a great area for short stories
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Theemile   » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:53 pm

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Lunan wrote:I think i may have figured out where David and Jacob could open this world to anthology collections if they wanted to, or a great area for short stories


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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Joat42   » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:56 pm

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Watch the pyramids being built
Watch Stonehenge being built
Watch Krakatoa explode (from a very safe distance)
Watch the Tunguska event (from a very safe distance)
Watch the sealing of the Magna Carta
Watch the Battle of Hastings
Watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe Theatre
Ride the bus with Rosa Parks
Visit the court of Genghis Khan
Watch the razing of Carthage
Steal Hitlers wallet

and some other assorted stuff...

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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Daryl   » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:20 am

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Good topic, surprised it hasn't been swamped.
A point to ponder is that it has been stated that the average western family sees more drama in a month on TV than an Ancient Greek Aristocrat would see in his entire life. Admittedly some modern soaps aren't up to Oedipus the King, or Lysistrata in quality, but quantity has its own quality.

Woodstock is number one for me.
A Beatles jam session before they became famous.
Jutland.
All of Joat42's list, highly commended.
Pompeii (from a safe distance), have visited since.
Bismark battle.
A discrete video of when I met my wife 45 years ago.
Waterloo.
Anything from the real Jurassic.
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by isaac_newton   » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:53 am

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Joat42 wrote:Watch the pyramids being built
Watch Stonehenge being built
Watch Krakatoa explode (from a very safe distance)
Watch the Tunguska event (from a very safe distance)
Watch the sealing of the Magna Carta
Watch the Battle of Hastings
Watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe Theatre
Ride the bus with Rosa Parks
Visit the court of Genghis Khan
Watch the razing of Carthage
Steal Hitlers wallet

and some other assorted stuff...


interesting list, but 'Steal Hitler's wallet'????
why?? :-)
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Joat42   » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:21 pm

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isaac_newton wrote:interesting list, but 'Steal Hitler's wallet'????
why?? :-)

Because it's not going to change history, but I know it will make him have a bad day.

Google it, it's from the book Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:08 am

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Daryl wrote:Good topic, surprised it hasn't been swamped.
A point to ponder is that it has been stated that the average western family sees more drama in a month on TV than an Ancient Greek Aristocrat would see in his entire life. Admittedly some modern soaps aren't up to Oedipus the King, or Lysistrata in quality, but quantity has its own quality.

Woodstock is number one for me.
A Beatles jam session before they became famous.
Jutland.
All of Joat42's list, highly commended.
Pompeii (from a safe distance), have visited since.
Bismark battle.
A discrete video of when I met my wife 45 years ago.
Waterloo.
Anything from the real Jurassic.


How about the indiscrete video?
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by Lunan   » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:36 pm

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Joat42 wrote:Watch the pyramids being built
Watch Stonehenge being built
Watch Krakatoa explode (from a very safe distance)
Watch the Tunguska event (from a very safe distance)
Watch the sealing of the Magna Carta
Watch the Battle of Hastings
Watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe Theatre
Ride the bus with Rosa Parks
Visit the court of Genghis Khan
Watch the razing of Carthage
Steal Hitlers wallet

and some other assorted stuff...

a very good list.
a visit to antartica before the time of ice
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Re: Time Travel Thoughts, what would you want to observe?
Post by fallsfromtrees   » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:40 pm

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Wander around Judea about 2000 years ago.
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