You’re given the opportunity to speak with anyone from history, for five minutes. There would be no language barrier, so you don’t need to worry about speaking their language. You do run the risk of altering the current timeline. Who would you talk to and what would you talk about?

You’re given the opportunity to speak with anyone from history, for five minutes. There would be no language barrier, so you don’t need to worry about speaking their language. You do run the risk of altering the current timeline. Who would you talk to and what would you talk about?

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  1. Nicolas Tesla. How we can better utilize our current electrical grid to produce and distribute electricity on a more economical way. Use said conversation to sell oil companies and energy companies the plans and become filthy rich.

  2. As a history student, I’d love to talk to Frederick the Great. He seems like he’d be truly fascinating to talk to and I feel like I could talk to him without altering the timeline too much.

  3. Show Jesus a slideshow of Christians being dicks and ask him to spare at least one sermon specifically and with no nuance condemning all forms of slavery, racism and religious prejudice.

  4. The vikings that first landed in America. Explain that the natives are lactose intolerant and thus will think the milk they are offered is poison.
    Lets see if a nordic+native run America has a better go of it for the coming centuries

  5. Thomas Jefferson, tell him very briefly the issues with the American government and the two party system, describe proportional representation electoral systems.

  6. I’d speak to myself from about maybe ten years ago. I would tell my younger self about my father’s pancreatic cancer and the return of my mother’s cancer with enough lead time to convince them to get early cancer screens and hopefully save their lives. I’d also warn myself about a few personal matters.

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