Friday Poll: What Would You Do With Time Travel?

If you voted, could you give the reason for your choice in the comments?

Have a great Friday! ~Phil

41 responses to “Friday Poll: What Would You Do With Time Travel?

  1. I live the idea but I voted to not travel, although I’m not convinced my vote has gone through.

  2. I’d go back and change things….spend more time rebuilding my relationship with my father before he passes…and possibly live a healthier lifestyle at an early age with hopes that I would avoid my Lupus diagnosis. Those are the two impactful events that have helped mold me into the person I am today. While they have helped to make me resilient, they’re still pretty painful. Thanks for prompting this!

  3. I could list a dozen things off the top of my head that I would want to go back and change, but in the end I wouldn’t. That’s what life is, we are made in all those sticky, uncomfortable, messy mistakes. They don’t call it a rollercoaster for nothing.

    • You’re a better person than I. I know I’d go back and change things

      • Better? Eh, that’s debatable. I’m just looking at it from a different perspective. I spent years asking ‘what if’ about my surgery. It only made me crazier than I already am. Plus, I’m super lazy. All that travel, different dimensions and whatnot. Oy. No, thanks.

  4. I’d like to go far back in time and observe things (I’m a bit of a history geek…) but I realise that once I go back a little way, I’ll have less rights, and I may not understand the language. It’d be interesting anyway.

    It’d be amazing to go to the future too…but I’d prefer to go into the distant future, rather than find out about myself. See how things change on a grander scale…

    • In addition to perhaps changing some things in my own life, I too would like to go back in time and witness his stork events. That would be pretty cool

      • What would you want to see first? 😀

        I’d love to see some of the seven wonders of the ancient world while they were still new. Or speak to Cleopatra (I’d need a tardis to help with language comprehension!) I’d also love to chat to Murasaki Shikibu and talk to her about life in ancient Japan/ghosts/Genji!!

      • I’m not sure what I’d want to see first. Maybe some of the ancient civilizations as they were at the time. And, Yaaaa! for the Tardis reference. I’m a Whovian too.

  5. There are definitely a few things I would change, mainly dealing with relationships that were either never finished properly or should never have been in the first place.

  6. I’d go back, although not to change things. I’d just like to experience some of the lovely memories I have about my past.

    • That’s a great answer. I’d also like to go back and witness historic events too

      • That reminds me of a movie from the 1990s called ‘Thrill Seekers’ about a guy who did that exact same thing. Then people in the present started spotting him in photos of all the events he was witnessing.

      • Thanks Hugh! I’ve never heard of that. I’ll have to look it up. I love a good time travel story.

      • Me too, Phil. One last one from me, I’m currently watching the first season of ‘Timeless’ about 3 time travellers who have to keep travelling back in time to try and stop the ‘bady’ trying to alter history. Great viewing.

      • Interesting. My upcoming book, out in about two months involves time travel. I hope I can find Timeless on Netflix over here.

  7. This is a bit of a conundrum. While my first reaction was to say, heck yeah, I would go back and change some things. But…that would also create a ripple effect on other things that I might not want to have change. Everything is connected, so every change would have an impact and ripple on everything else…so where would the change end? All that we have lived is what makes us who we are right now. If we are comfortable with who we are…would we even like the change? OK…my head hurts now! 😛

  8. Yup, there are things I would change, things I wouldn’t do/say, if I could go back. Also, I’d be more attentive to what was going on around me, and ask people questions then, while they were still alive, and tell them what they meant to me. (And, I’d do my algebra homework!)

  9. But, you know what? I loved the logic of algebra, Strange but true.

  10. I voted and my comment was blocked as spam. What I said was Off to the future. I don’t want to mess with the past since you never know what might get out of whack.

  11. I chose travel to the future and learn because you didn’t offer my actual first choice option: travel to the past for cheap antique shopping and low-risk investment opportunities.

  12. I have made a lot of mistakes in relationships, so I would go back and try to choose my best guy friends not the ones I ended up with. There was this nice kindergarten teacher and a serviceman who was younger but really “got me.” I think life is something we learn the “hard way!!” 😀

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