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If you could travel back in time just once, what would you do?

Last posted Mar 03, 2013 at 04:14PM EST. Added Feb 24, 2013 at 08:11PM EST
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I’d go back to the time of the ancient A*y*ns. I would impress them with my knowledge and technology, to become their leader. I would then teach them how to sterilize people, and I would, as tribe leader, make them to sterilize their dumbest and weakest of their population.

Feb 24, 2013 at 08:43PM EST

I’d go back in time and tell the people who made the time machine to make it so the machine didn’t self-destruct after the first time you use it.

Feb 24, 2013 at 08:56PM EST

If I could I would go to the very moment where EA was being born, and then kill everyone there so Valve can take control of the game industry.

Feb 24, 2013 at 09:33PM EST

Omniscience Man wrote:

Change “Right to Bear Arms” To “Right to Arm Bears”

I’d prevent the creation of the 2nd Amendment to 1) assist Overlord Obama in turning the U.S. into a police state under Sharia law and 2) not having to deal with that stupid joke ever again.

Feb 25, 2013 at 12:52AM EST

I feel like changing anything in time would just lead to the same conclusion. An almost identical future. Like if you kill a certain person to prevent a disaster, it just means someone else will just step up and do it. If I stopped someone from dying one day, then the next day the accident will happen. Some things are meant to be.

You can’t change the past, but you can change the future. You can’t fix what has already happened. This is how I feel anyways.

Feb 25, 2013 at 01:15AM EST

I would either create most of the funny memes we have today and upload them, not make some stupid choices, get my N64 and come back, or meet myself and talk about how cool it is to talk to yourself.

Feb 25, 2013 at 01:45AM EST

On a serious note, though, I think that despite what I may intend, by interfering with the timeline and trying to fix what may seem “broken”, I could actually pave the way for something even worse to happen. Time traveling to me is really just a big gamble. I wouldn’t take the risk of screwing things up worse than than they already are, even if it initially seems to be a beneficial change. Especially when I only get one shot, like in this scenario.

Not to mention the time paradoxes that would be created. (i.e. I go back in time to tell myself to make a different decision than one I made, and it changes, so I then have no reason to go back in time and tell myself to make that decision, which means I never told myself to make that decision, so I do go back in time to change the decision, and it changes, which means I have no reason to change it, etc.)

Last edited Feb 25, 2013 at 02:11AM EST
Feb 25, 2013 at 02:10AM EST

Change the outcome of the battle of Königgrätz (Prussia defeated Austria and became leading power of what was later to be Germany, causing WW I and II and making modern Germany a very anti-individualist country).

Feb 25, 2013 at 07:39AM EST

I’d go back to the year 2000 and take every successful rock song that would get somewhere in the next 13 years with me, except for a few, and make a band and record these songs. I would then become possibly the most successful musician of all time and roll in money because of this. NOTE: i would wait until a few months before these bands recorded these songs, release them a bit before, so the song gains popularity around the time it originally did so its still successful. ALL OF THIS COUNTS AS ONE THING i think…so yeah Green Day is fucked.

Feb 25, 2013 at 09:46AM EST

I would prevent SEGA from rushing out you-know-what-game.

When it finally does release, it’ll be a lot less buggy than what we ended up with.

Feb 25, 2013 at 11:33AM EST


If you could do that, why not go back to 1970 and write all the classic rock songs?

Me, I’d go back a million years or so and shoot random hominids, then come back and see which people existed and which didn’t.

Feb 26, 2013 at 04:59PM EST

I would go to December 1983 and kidnap, then drug some random people. When they woke up, I’d convince them that 1984 had magically happened over night.

Feb 26, 2013 at 05:27PM EST

I would tell myself from a week ago not to go be a productive member of society but to tell him to beat his dick like it owes him money.

Feb 26, 2013 at 05:30PM EST

Cross my own timeline and create a paradox to screw up the world… for teh lulz.

Feb 27, 2013 at 04:51PM EST

>Travel back 1 minute
>Challenge myself to death combat

Only the best Bob may survive.

Feb 27, 2013 at 05:00PM EST

Go back 3 years and smack my past-self upside the head for being such a dumbass.

Feb 27, 2013 at 05:31PM EST

Go back to Feb. 9th, and make sure that I TURN OFF MY IPOD COMPLETELY, so I don’t get my ACT test taken away and voided.

Feb 27, 2013 at 06:17PM EST

seriously, of all the possibilities. Fine ill say it, ill go back in time and kill Justin Bieber before he was famous so that the world can know peace from his faggotry.

Feb 27, 2013 at 06:49PM EST

HolyCrapItsBob wrote:

>Travel back 1 minute
>Challenge myself to death combat

Only the best Bob may survive.

By the time you’re probably going to even challenge him, your past-self would have already traveled back in time.

Or he wouldn’t travel back in time and you would just disappear into oblivion.

You ruined your life, there is no turning back.

Personally, I would just want to meet Albert Einstein.
Or prevent Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

I probably would fade away (on my second choice), since history would drastically change and Obama and Bush would never be presidents.

Mar 03, 2013 at 11:46AM EST

I’d tell Andrew Jackson that he’s an imperial prick. And then maybe I’d go over to John Q. Adams’ house and tell him that if he wasn’t so stubborn, he could have actually gotten something done. Basically, I’d give the early presidents my two cents.

Mar 03, 2013 at 12:25PM EST

SubjectNumber32 wrote:

Go back 3 years and smack my past-self upside the head for being such a dumbass.

This. I would also shout at myself for spending more time on Know Your Meme and Watching Anime over my Schoolwork.

Mar 03, 2013 at 01:53PM EST

Collect a large amount of modern-day weapons, travel back in time, conquer the now-primitive powers of the Bronze Ages, and etch my name into history.

Mar 03, 2013 at 02:30PM EST

I would invest in Apple, Google and Facebook before they were big

Mar 03, 2013 at 04:14PM EST

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