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Posted: 11/19/2001 8:08:54 PM EDT
Has anyone ever wished they had lived in a different time? Does anyone think that technology has passed us to the point that our world is to complex? Does anyone ever think about what it would be like living with no electronic equipment or electricity for that matter. I just think it would have been nice to live roughing it and maybe not living as long but living off the land and hunting and fishing for food rather than shopping for it.... I think I would have enjoyed living in those times more than in the present with the pager and cell phones ringing all the time and everyone in such a rush to go through live without taking a breath of fresh air along the way.....Working everyday to pay off the credit cards, etc., etc. Things will never be like that again we can only dream about those times now.... I have thought about living in a time in history many times. I'm just curious if many of you feel the same way? All opinions welcome as usual.... John
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:16:11 PM EDT
I often daydream about living back in the dark ages. I would be a mage of awesome power. Slaying Dragons, Saving Damsels in distress, doing good all over the land. I would have a castle in the middle of an enchanted lake. that would be so cool. If I did not know who was coming, I would throw fireball at em while they cross the lake. But then again I also daydream of being a cyborg martials arts cop in the year 4000.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:21:47 PM EDT
yeah cousre i know the real middle ages vs the fantasy middle ages are 2 diffrent things if i had a time machine i would love to stock up on pre 68 imported mp5s [:D]
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:23:33 PM EDT
Has anyone ever wished they had lived in a different time?
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Nope.
Does anyone think that technology has passed us to the point that our world is to complex?
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When robots start wiping our asses and we can't figure out why they wipe the wrong way, then yep.
Does anyone ever think about what it would be like living with no electronic equipment or electricity for that matter.
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Then we'll have no AR15.com, no AR15's, no cars, no free porn (i.e. internet)... so Nope.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:02:34 PM EDT
I added the poll I'm interested in the results... I'm betting the American west....?? John
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:08:26 PM EDT
I was watching the Patriot the other night and thinking to myself...Man if I was living back then and fighting for American Independence I sure would like to have my Bushmaster with about 25 30 round mags.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:21:36 PM EDT
The thing about the pat is that things we consider to be minor health issues totoday were life-threatening sources of major agony then. Just one example, today you get a urinary yeast infection and you run to the drug store for a package of Uristat that doesn't even require a prescription. Problem solved. In the "good old days", you suffered with it endlessly, screamed when you urinated, prayed it didn't reach your kidneys and go systemic, and tried to get on with life. Calvin Coolidge's son died from a blister he got playing tennis that turned septic, fer chrissake! Honestly, people in them good old days practised dramming for a reason.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:23:42 PM EDT
How about living in the future? What about year 2500? that is, if there will be a year 2500...
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:29:00 PM EDT
Take me back a hundred years and I'd become Andrew Carnagie. Back when business was grand and a good idea could still make a billion.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:32:52 PM EDT
Carnagie was scum... I agree with the line of thought though...pat
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:33:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:50:37 PM EDT
Tuberculosis, typhoid fever, infectious typhus, small pox, bubonic plague, the French pox (syphilis), the English pox (gonorrhea), blood poisoning, gas gangrene, child-bed (birth) fever, burst appendix, abscessed teeth, conjunctivitis, kidney stones, hemorrhoids, ingrown nails, boils...all this and more in the absence of anesthetics, effective pain killers, sterile technique and antibiotics. Gosh, what a treat.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:22:08 AM EDT
I think I would like to have been around near the turn of the century, like the 1890's-first decade of the 1900s. America was just coming into its own as a world power, flexing her muscles, and we had Teddy Roosevelt in the White House. If not then, I would like to have been born around a hundred years in the future, maybe two hundred...there's so much we're going to discover soon and my only regret is I won't be around to see it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:23:55 AM EDT
Hell no. I love technology, air conditioning and TV. I am a creature of comfort, if I want to hunt I look for a good bargin at Jewel-Ocsco. Av.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:37:12 AM EDT
There could be nothing better than to be a Centurian. You'd have a hundred men. Stomping around Gaul for 20 years. Glory.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:43:34 AM EDT
Well, I was born 35 yrs too late. I would be a Mustang or spitfire driver. I would have been the greatest Ace of the War. (I hope)Damn I hate missin out on that!
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:43:46 AM EDT
60 years ago, the beginning of WWII _or_ sometime in the future when space travel to other solar systems is viable.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:45:22 AM EDT
ancient Egypt
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:47:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: There could be nothing better than to be a Centurian. You'd have a hundred men. Stomping around Gaul for 20 years. Glory.
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Agreed, and next best would be early 800s when Charles Magnus' (Charlemagne) empire lived in fear of the incursions of Scandinavian military and mercantile power.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:04:23 AM EDT
Yes, 1964. [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=71405[/url]
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:17:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: There could be nothing better than to be a Centurian. You'd have a hundred men. Stomping around Gaul for 20 years. Glory.
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Doing it on a diet of boiled barley, cheese, and posca, too. Glory, indeed.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 5:57:35 PM EDT
No way, I am a 21st Century man. I would love to take two week vacations back to those different time periods however.
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:08:18 PM EDT
I think I would rather live in Feudal Japan. At least then, they usually didnt stick a knife in your back....it normally came from the front [:P]
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:19:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109: No way, I am a 21st Century man. I would love to take two week vacations back to those different time periods however.
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Now that would be something... I'm figuring one day this will be possible using virtual reality technology.... John
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:49:13 PM EDT
future, i want to be a fleet admiral.... of the space marines... check those corners!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:54:29 PM EDT
There are THINGS, incidents that I would like to revisit from the past but not to stay. I happen to like trauma centers, penecillin, and refrigeration. The future would be a better place to visit, or to move to. I'd seriously consider moving to a space colony..
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 6:59:53 PM EDT
Technology has surpassed humanity. Personally, I find a serious feeling of "being linked" to the Viet-Nam war..........but I am told I was just a child then.......................................
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