If time travel is possible, which time would you choose to go first? Why?

If time travel is possible, which time would you choose to go first? Why?

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  1. I wouldn’t. The Earth is continuously moving. It is spinning, revolving around the Sun, and moving away from the centre of the universe as the universe is expanding, meaning it is traveling at about 107,226 km/h. Travel back or forward in time, even by a few minutes, and the Earth will be at a completely different place compared to where it was before you started your time travel, leaving you trapped in space.

  2. Sometime in the future. Going to the past would be too problematic, no matter whether it outright changes the timeline or whether it causes a branching timeline. And even if I was going to the future, I’d probably still want to take anyone I care about with me just in case since it might not be possible to return to exactly where you came from. (Returning to the “present” still means you traveled to the past in some sense, so you may technically disappear from the original timeline from the perspective of anyone else in that timeline when you first go to the future regardless.)

  3. i feel like ~200 years is a sweet spot where a lot of progress has happened but likely not so much that the world is fundamentally different. that world would be largely informed by today just like today is by the world of the early 1800s, so i wouldn’t be totally lost.

    i could see it taking us 200 years to have actual thriving colonies in space and on other planets in the solar system. same for truly advanced bioengineering to the point that we are growing technology like we grow plants.

  4. Wayyy back in time to kick ass of the first fish that decided to crawl on land/or to destroy that myth. And then if I’m lucky wayyy forward to see the heat death of our universe.

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