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View Poll Results: Would you live 100 years in the past or the future?
1913 25 36.76%
2113 43 63.24%
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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2113, the past should be left in the past!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #17
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Definitely 2113! I have health issues that would have been fatal in 1913. Also, I would miss my iPhone too much!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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2113, I wouldn't want to go throughout Ww1 and the Spanish flu.
These were my reasons as well. Also, WWII (If I lived that long).

My current skillset would be completely useless.

Very little electricity.

Poor medicine.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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I could never live before Al Gore was born, I need the Internet , but on a serious note I bet living back then would be a lot more enjoyable then we think
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #20
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If I'm going one way or the other, I'd like to go 100 years back. I don't like where things are going. I'm not sure I want to see what is 100 years in the future.

When I see the changes that have come about since the 60's, it's scary.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #21
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I would go for 2113 due to the fact that Disney World didn't exist in 1913

Also I have a pacemaker which didn't exist and would have been dead by 1878 because I would have been born in 1861.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #22
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If you are of a certain political persuasion, 1913 was apparently the Worst Year Ever.

Seriously.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #23
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Future. I'm African American, Im very grateful for my forefather's who struggled, fought, and died for other AA to have the same rights, and be treated as equals. I wouldn't want to go back , and see the ignorance, and shamefulness of others. That's why I picked future because , I love where the world is going. We are truly starting to come together as one nation, where the color lines are trying to become non-existant for all nationalities. Especially with my man at 1600 Pennsylvania. I can't wait to see what the next 4 years, and beyond will bring.
This! There are things that I don't like about our world today, but I like being able to vote and having the other many rights that I enjoy today that I would not have 100 years ago. I enjoy my corporate career and I am optimistic about our future.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #24
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In 1913?! Ooohh, HECK no! Going through WWI and the Great Flu Pandemic, Great Depression, Dust Bowl, gawdawful civil rights abuse, no penicillin, Prohibition. As a woman I couldn't vote, no credit, no reproductive rights, etc, etc. Then comes WWII. It may have been a great time to see sweeping changes in humankind and technology, but there was a lot of suffering to get there in many cases. I'll pass.

Although honestly, just going through a Texas summer without air conditioning would have been enough to say, "No way. Forget it, crazy!"
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #25
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I pick the future. Maybe by then we will have world peace. I would only go back if I could be rich and have a house full of servants like Downtown Abbey. Even then what would my life be? Trying to find a husband and having children? Wow...fun.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #26
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Other things that sucked about 1913 beside WWI and the Spanish Flu:

Only 6 years until Prohibition.
Rampant racism and sexism.
Only 16 years until the start of the Great Depression.
The Troubles in Ireland.
The coup in the Ottoman Empire.
The Mexican Revolution.
The Second Balkan War.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #27
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In 1913?! Ooohh, HECK no! Going through WWI and the Great Flu Pandemic, Great Depression, Dust Bowl, gawdawful civil rights abuse, no penicillin, Prohibition. As a woman I couldn't vote, no credit, no reproductive rights, etc, etc. Then comes WWII. It may have been a great time to see sweeping changes in humankind and technology, but there was a lot of suffering to get there in many cases. I'll pass.

Although honestly, just going through a Texas summer without air conditioning would have been enough to say, "No way. Forget it, crazy!"
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #28
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If I could keep my memories of now and my knowledge of the history of the 20th century, I might do it. I know it would massively suck to go back in time, but IF I knew there was some way to leave a journal of what I encountered and experienced in my life time for people in this time to study, I think it would be fascinating.

I don't think my life would be any better - a lot worse, probably - but it was a fascinating time and a lot of changes happened and I would have enough foreknowledge to position myself to survive and cope with the times better than my cohorts in time.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #29
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I would love to go back to 1913, and be a person for change, real change. I would volunteer more, be nice to my neighbors who I have always known, and learn to cook. I could care less if I had to pee outside or had no electricity. Been there, done that during Katrina...for several weeks. Mississippi would be a hot dusty place with lots of opportunity for change--lord knows we needed it back then. I would read more, enjoy longer visits with family and be able to see stars at night.

I often wonder what my 4 year old neice will think is nastalgic when she gets 44 like me. I was happy playing Barbies and watching my brother play with his Stretch Armstrong and Evil Knevil (sp?). Stretch met a horrid end due to a fork, but that is for another thread...but it is odd that it IS a memory.

Gone are the days when we waited all year for It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and everyone's fav...Rudolph
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #30
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Even then what would my life be? Trying to find a husband and having children? Wow...fun.
Plenty of women had careers back then. There were even medical schools devoted to educating women.
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