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If you got ahold of a time machine...

Last posted Nov 17, 2012 at 06:14PM EST. Added Nov 17, 2012 at 04:12AM EST
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…And where able to take one piece of media, and all the necessary equipment to make it work, back into the past to show one person “the future”…

What would this media be? How far back would you take it? Who would you show it to?

I would take The Legend of Zelda, Twilight Princess back to when the first Zelda was released, have a kid from that era play it, then have that kid painstakingly wait for 20 years for it to be released. :3

Nov 17, 2012 at 04:12AM EST

I’d take a satellite cell phone back to the Renaissance. Thus, since I require Satellites for it to work, I get to bring those back, as well as the means to launch them into orbit.

I also require electricity so I get to bring back power-plants and electric systems, as well as factories to produce charger cords and parts for said phone. Because I bring such systems back in time with myself, as per your prompt, I jumpstart the industrial revolution and become an incredibly influential figure supplying power throughout Europe, thus increasing quality of life and making myself incredibly rich and influential.

tl;dr I bring back a cell phone and jumpstart industry

Nov 17, 2012 at 04:22AM EST

I would go back in time about 30 years ago with a Nokia phone and start beating some local man down with it.

Nov 17, 2012 at 04:27AM EST

I’ve thought this before, and I have too many things I’d take back to certain people.

However, I’d probably Take back a CD 50 years ago.

Nov 17, 2012 at 05:11AM EST

I would go back in time when Kenobi and Skywalker is fighting on Mustafar and I would backstab them both while in a pony body.

Nov 17, 2012 at 06:23AM EST

I’d take back the Star Wars prequels 5 days before The Phantom Menace and take it to a devoted fan of the series, just so they could warn everyone how shitty they are.

Nov 17, 2012 at 10:38AM EST

I would bring a 3DS (or any handheld system) back 30 years with a Pokemon game, but not bring a charger, so whoever got it would have to ration their time with it. It would be great if it ran out of power while they were at the Elite 4.

Nov 17, 2012 at 11:03AM EST

I’d show Benjamin Franklin my laptop, and try my best to explain it to him.

“You see… it’s powered by electricity (you understand that, right?) In any case, the electrical charges can either be positive or negative, and based on instructions that are written in a special language whose writing system is microscopic holes on this disc (which it understands by shining a tiny light at it, and seeing at what intervals the light shines through), thus the machine transmits via electrical charge these instructions to special chemicals that when charged with electricity change different colors. The front part of this screen is filled with these chemicals which are each individually assigned to show different colors, which, when repeated hundreds of times a second creates the illusion of a moving picture.”

Nov 17, 2012 at 11:32AM EST

Le Bumpkin wrote:

An XBox 360, GTA V, the Bill Gates before he created Microsoft.

So that I can go back, give it to Bill, he’ll create copies, and hopefully the video game industry will be far more advanced.

Nov 17, 2012 at 01:02PM EST

I’d take some modern weaponry and single-handedly take over the then-primitively equipped governments of the Dark Ages.

Last edited Nov 17, 2012 at 02:15PM EST
Nov 17, 2012 at 01:48PM EST

I’d go back in time and make video games in the 90s, and then get treated like a god 10 years later.

That’s just how I roll.

Nov 17, 2012 at 02:12PM EST

I would take a dvd set of Samurai Jack, go back somewhere before Sep 2005 and give it to my 5 Year old self, and If I can I’ll tell myself about how cartoon network will cancel most of their cartoons and to watch them while their still on, then I’ll tell him to have an awesome childhood.

Nov 17, 2012 at 02:40PM EST

I’d show off the theory of relativity just before Einstein comes up with it.

Nov 17, 2012 at 03:49PM EST

Le Bumpkin wrote:

So that I can go back, give it to Bill, he’ll create copies, and hopefully the video game industry will be far more advanced.

And single-handedly destroy Nintendo’s role in the modern video game industry? NOT ON MY WATCH

Nov 17, 2012 at 05:51PM EST

1. Go to day Stadium Events came out
2. Buy as many copies as possible, keeping them sealed
3. Sell on eBay
4. $$$$$$$$$$$$

Nov 17, 2012 at 06:14PM EST

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