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You would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in.

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  • 303

    CletusJenkins

    10 years ago

    Live in the past - then you can win money betting on every sporting event.

    • 264

      aeaeae

      8 years ago

      Somebody's seen Back to the Future II

    • 118

      Shawny-Bear Belanger

      8 years ago

      ou would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in.

    • 160

      Vexaton

      8 years ago

      "You would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in." Is stated under the question

    • 33

      Niker107

      7 years ago

      Awesome robots and cyber 3D FPS games, teleporting and lasers than T-Rexes and maybe civil war with no video games.

    • 74

      Timothy

      7 years ago

      There's no duck-lipped Facebook profile images in the past, not to mention the absence of Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Twilight Series, Blood on the Dancefloor, SWAG Fags, No more Trillion dollar deficit (U.S), and you get to listen to the classic Michael Jackson (when he was black), Freddie Mercury, The Beatles, Kurt Cobain, The original Star Wars and Star Trek, Old School AD&D, Doom (The granddaddy of FPS games), Spending time playing with friends outside than behind a computer, nobody diagnosing you with some bullshit disorder just to make money for pumping pills down your throat. I just think that older times made more sense to me, either way the world was just as dangerous then as it is now.

    • 32

      Dudugs

      7 years ago

      *cough* deadly diseases, very bad living conditions, only know people of your town, death of boredness *cough*

    • 3

      Dudugs

      7 years ago

      @FAGET how about black dead, smallpox. has deadly has thta?

    • 6

      brbflyingtonarnia

      7 years ago

      lmao black dead ha. ha. We could prevent you from being born.

    • 7

      Sean Hollar

      7 years ago

      BACK TO THE FUTURE!

    • 3

      Newmetalfriend

      7 years ago

      That's what I thought mr biff

    • 0

      Ferreteh

      7 years ago

      Don't Biff it up, broham.

    • 4

      MONKEY D. LUFFY

      7 years ago

      it says you'd have no memory of the present

    • 10

      JediChick238

      7 years ago

      I would like to live in the past because you don't really know what the future's going to be like. Maybe it's not just hoverboards and supercomputers. Maybe we could just continue killing our planet and with global warming...you never know... Also @Timothy: that's where I wanna be!

    • 4

      Jster

      7 years ago

      One word: Hoverboards

    • 1

      Eleni

      7 years ago

      or you can have back your hapiness

    • 2

      ninth

      7 years ago

      You would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in

    • 0

      Asdf1560

      7 years ago

      @Timothy I agree.

    • 1

      JellyPuddle

      6 years ago

      Im a mixed race woman...

    • 3

      Oh Snap

      6 years ago

      Hmm. Hmmmmm. To be honest I just want to see if we all lived underwater and if my great great great granddaughter was cool. (~References~)

    • 1

      Christopher Perry

      6 years ago

      Live in the future, and you won't have to win money because everyone gets what they want anyways ( never specified how far in the future this is ).

    • 4

      [deleted]

      6 years ago

      Live in the future, get a time machine, THEN go to the past and win all of your bets.

    • 0

      Ashlee Lalor

      6 years ago

      @timothy- i chose wrong!!

    • 5

      TheNZkid

      6 years ago

      Hmm, no computers, no technology, no Facebook, no youtube, no Yourather.com, no twitter, no internet, and no tumblr, or robots, flying cars, living on the moon, hover boards, teleportation machine, and having a super computer... hard choice. Also it never said how far in the past. You could go 1 second in the past.

    • 0

      TheNZkid

      6 years ago

      But then you wouldn't remember anything. So if you go 1 second into the past/future it would basically be like getting amnesia.

    • 0

      Anorexic_Kangaroo

      6 years ago

      Wait a minute... This is the only viable option. Let me explain: If you were to live in "the past," you would then be put in was was the past but is now the present. But since it's the present, you would go into the past again. All up until you become unborn. But in the future, you could go the most minuscule fraction into the future and at least live normally. So ha ha, and ha.

    • 0

      Utah G

      6 years ago

      sweet now i have robot servants and get to go to outer space :) oh and also cool new tall buildings

    • 1

      Astrid

      6 years ago

      The future is going to be damn awful, but hopefully when I'm there, it will be Utopia. Preferably after we've found a solution to war, poverty and global warming, and just before the robot rebellion

    • 1

      Somerandomwizard

      6 years ago

      I hope we've cleaned up pollution when I am, or else I'm go'n back

    • 3

      Alphayuzu

      6 years ago

      The past sucks. Wars, disease, no toilets or showers.

    • 1

      KidFuse

      4 years ago

      Isn't that backwards

    • 1

      _.hannahsmith

      4 years ago

      Someone's seen back to the future 2

    • 2

      Dylan

      4 years ago

      live in the past NO INTERNET

    • 3

      Kyouran21

      4 years ago

      I'm already living in the future, the future of the past

    • 2

      Cadence36

      4 years ago

      Somebody didn't read the disc! "You will have no knowledge on any other than the time you live in." >;(

    • 1

      $GT-AWAUL

      4 years ago

      but the future is so much cooler fuck money I want a hoverboard

    • 0

      Scott Glennon

      4 years ago

      Yeah but with Donald trump in the poles... eh...

    • 1

      Adnan Hamzić

      4 years ago

      Well it doesnt tell you how long in past soo I could meet Albert Einstein or Leonardo da Vinci :) !!!

    • 1

      ahIdontknow8

      4 years ago

      Just like Back to the Future 2.

    • 0

      Heroboy99

      4 years ago

      I want the ability to Tell Scientist to allow resurection to happend

    • 0

      Jeremiah

      4 years ago

      Yep, from my time trump is president and we are all living in tents... I wish someone can go back into the past and shoot him.

    • 1

      EnderBoltBlaze

      4 years ago

      read the description -_-

    • 0

      InfiniteBB

      4 years ago

      live slightly in the future

    • 1

      Mark7725

      4 years ago

      You have no knowledge of anything other than the time you live in

    • 0

      Dr.DerpyMAN

      4 years ago

      F

    • 0

      Dr.DerpyMAN

      4 years ago

      yeah but what if you get a side effect from going to the past????

    • 1

      Ratboy181

      4 years ago

      Yeah but Hot Tub Time Machine pretty ruins that idea.

    • 0

      BraZZers

      4 years ago

      NO CONDOMS back then

    • 0

      PO1SON

      4 years ago

      Past, 1980's. When all the kids weren't total idiots and knew how to survive without electronics. It was also a great time to live before there were so many bad people.

    • 1

      RESPECT

      4 years ago

      The 90`s or early 2000s does not sound that bad, i can bring my Wii U and PS4 and the games for them and be the coolest kid on the block, and i can say that i got it from California or somehing. It would also be cool to be a medival knight or sell my games, tv and a generator to power the stuff to a medival king and get insanely rich, or get killed for being a wizard, hopefully the first one.

    • 0

      BrownieCakes

      4 years ago

      You think the future will be good? I have to keep in mind this comment was posted long ago, so I'll cut you some slack, but my guess is that within the span of 750 years we are all DEFINITELY extinct.

    • 0

      samuel13

      4 years ago

      yeah

    • 0

      Trident.io

      3 years ago

      I clicked future cause we'd have hover cars and holographic computers #thisisonyoutube

    • 1

      DareMeGamer

      3 years ago

      Who doesent wanna have awesome cybernetic jet-lazer-circular-saw-coffee-maker-walnut-cra......hover-feet limbs?

    • 0

      I'll follow the sun

      3 years ago

      In the renaissance!

    • 0

      I'll follow the sun

      3 years ago

      The renaissance!

    • 0

      HopeyousteponaLego

      3 years ago

      Never specified how long ago. You can live one second in the past

    • 0

      tim

      3 years ago

      hello mr biff tannen

    • 1

      LeedleLeedle

      3 years ago

      You could fast forward to every sporting event and win money

    • 0

      ThinkAboutZombies

      3 years ago

      Read desc.

    • 0

      jaspagames

      3 years ago

      you would be able to time travel to the past and go where ever you want in your space ship that is like the planet express ship from futurama

    • 1

      enderderp572

      3 years ago

      > You would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in. Your argument is invalid.

    • 0

      Cinnamon

      3 years ago

      The future would have too much people and the earth would run out of minerals to sustain everyone. Plus Global Warming

    • 0

      Tyler

      3 years ago

      CletusJenkins You should try reading the text below the question

    • 0

      OhMissBelieverr

      3 years ago

      I like the way you think, my friend.

    • 0

      Gamer Studios

      3 years ago

      THIS IS SPARTA, but i didn't choose it...

    • 0

      Death_PRO101

      3 years ago

      i hope the future isnt a nuclear wasteland as seen in Mad Max

    • 0

      Akisana Monorica

      3 years ago

      if youre always aware you might miss it ;)

    • 0

      Pennywise

      2 years ago

      Money vs Tech

    • 0

      Sincerely Crazed

      2 years ago

      ummm im black.... so im not sure how far we talking in the past like Mindless Self Indulgence era past or Buster Keaton era past?

    • 0

      Person

      2 years ago

      THE 80S

    • 0

      Hitman Joe

      1 year ago

      I see a lot of people chose the future... but what if it's like a future in Mad Max, where everything is in chaos and the world is killing itself?

    • 0

      Dave

      1 year ago

      For all of you saying "yOu hAVe N0 knOleDGe of AnYthiNG oThEr TheN thE TiME yoU LIveD iN" he can bet on sporting events that happened in his time period. unless he is like 2 years old.

    • 1

      koren

      1 year ago

      You're not thinking in the Fourth Dimension

    • 1

      Lalo

      1 year ago

      Yall relize that the life hope on the past was less than 50 years right? and it decreases the farther you go to the past.

    • 0

      Cona

      1 year ago

      zé fds

    • 0

      nathan

      5 months ago

      MARTY WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!

  • 34

    nickjw

    8 years ago

    I'd live in the past and wisely invest in the stock market :) $$$

    • 7

      Fanjitux

      8 years ago

      EXCEPT IN THE 30s.

    • 2

      some random guy

      7 years ago

    • 4

      some random guy

      7 years ago

      Wtc y'd it go blank is it cause I used an emoji? Grrrrr

    • 3

      Knives

      7 years ago

      SAME!

    • 6

      Michelle Lewell

      7 years ago

      Yeah but if you see it says you don't know anything about any other time so you could invest in something utterly worthless because you wouldn't know which would turn out to be a good investment.

    • 1

      Utah G

      6 years ago

      who wants to live in the past? no smart phone or internet, mediokre video games, and more dull stuff < robots, space colonies, realistic video games, and even more interesting stuff.

    • 1

      bobobobo

      4 years ago

      its says you have no knowlege of time besides your one

    • 0

      ZackAttackz

      4 years ago

    • 0

      Gremlin's Wrath

      4 years ago

      I can travel to the future

    • 0

      Gremlin's Wrath

      4 years ago

      Boom! I'm in the future!

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @some random guy Ha ha. No emojis allowed in this site.

  • 22

    Pete C

    10 years ago

    I wouldn't mind living in the past, and if I get sick of it, no biggie I own a DeLorean

  • 19

    Alireza53

    8 years ago

    u want to know what happens in the future ? let me tell you , Future is FUCKED

  • 19

    Andrew Schwartz

    10 years ago

    Summer of Love

    • 20

      deathpwnie

      8 years ago

      Time Travel

    • 29

      Leon8455

      8 years ago

      you actually can't logically go back in time, only forward. Or at least that's that theory

    • 9

      sharpavery

      8 years ago

      yea it's practically impossible to go back in time but it is easy to go forward but i wouldn't think of this as time travel but Being born in a different time

    • 16

      Jaysus

      8 years ago

      Leon and sharpavery have it the wrong way round; other than letting time flow normally, travelling forward in time is impossible, however, exceeding the speed of light will cause time to go backwards although the Theory of Relativity states that as you approach the speed of light, your mass will increase requiring more energy to maintain constant acceleration, so, effectively you would need infinite energy to travel at the speed of light, if this proves to be true then time travel, forwards or backwards, will be impossible.

    • 8

      Nicholas

      8 years ago

      You jaysus, have apparently never watched Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. A very good show that still comes out with new episodes every now and then I believe. In one episode, it states that time travel to the future is indeed possible, however, time travel to the past is not.

    • 34

      Mrfuller

      7 years ago

      I said future because I'm black.

    • 9

      Tyler Bobert

      7 years ago

      And to all the retards out there that don't know why going back in time is theoretically impossible and no light; let's just say light is the cosmic speed limit and follow modern physics. Time slows down the faster you go to protect the laws of physics; let's say that you were on a train that was going 99.99999% the speed of light. What if one ran on the train wouldn't they be exceeding the speed of light? Well yes. To protect that time it self slows.

    • 3

      jtard

      6 years ago

      I already know what the past was like and it sucked

    • 0

      CreeperAssassin

      4 years ago

      NO YOU GUYS DONT GET IT YOU DONT LITERALLY LIVE IN THE PAST OR FUTURE, YOU CANT LET GO OF IT!!!!!!!!!

    • 0

      CosmicBlazarDragon

      4 years ago

      you can't travel forward in time because it never happened at all. "people decides the way leads to their own future" and except the multiverse theory is real, future is unpredictable. also i think i did travel back in time. 1 second back. i don't know if it was real or just a dream, but i did see myself go back 1 second. weird huh.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Love is boring.

  • 15

    heina5446

    8 years ago

    This is kind of my dream.

    • 1

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Mine, too. I always wondered what live was like in the 1980's.

  • 13

    Jake

    6 years ago

    "You would have no knowledge of the anything other than the time you lived in." not to be a smart-ass (wait for it) but what about everything I learned in all my history classes?

  • 12

    Julia

    8 years ago

    i know what the past was like. The future could suck.

    • 0

      BlameTheNarwhals

      4 years ago

      Hey, just like you!

    • 0

      enderderp572

      3 years ago

      Yeah, you know what the past was like. A shithole with no plumbing or electronics.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @BlameTheNarwhals Hey, that was uncalled for. That's like saying one's person's opinion sucks because it is different from yours. Get over it. It's human nature.

  • 11

    SnazziestPants

    9 years ago

    My curiosity would kill me if I didn't pick future.

  • 8

    Silens

    8 years ago

    Go to the future and get a time travel device, with it go back to the present/past.

    • 1

      Demonsnack

      4 years ago

      how are you so sure there will be time travel devices in the future?

    • 1

      Bob Bob

      3 years ago

      Demonsnack it didn't say how far into the future or past, so i'm assuming you can choose. just choose to go to when time travel exists

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @Demonsnack In the future, anything is possible. Now that I thought about it, suppose the future could bring a more modern Renaissance of many past material, or even use actual time travel to reveal extra information about the past so there will be fewer conspiracy theories and Leftists won't try to control our lives? That would be great.

  • 8

    captainkelsi

    9 years ago

    the beatles! <3

    • 2

      Michaela

      7 years ago

      I could go back in time and marry George Harrison

    • 0

      cc027

      7 years ago

      And then other bands later... :)

    • 1

      andrew

      5 years ago

      the beatles, along with racism and disease

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @andrew Must you always think negatively about the past?

  • 7

    Dakota Dean

    8 years ago

    Doesnt matter if possible or not its the quiestion that is given i would go back and steal all of the inventions and music

  • 7

    Christopher Canton

    8 years ago

    60's.Why?Beach Boys.

  • 7

    rando

    10 years ago

    android love slaves.

  • 6

    youat2inthemorning

    9 years ago

    fashion, people, society

    • 14

      Diddly

      8 years ago

      Racism, sexism, poor medicin.

    • 1

      YourChoiceIsStupid

      8 years ago

      Cute face gurl

    • 3

      Sean Maher

      6 years ago

      Girls may want to pick red. If you want to live in the past, then you can make me a sandwich.

    • 0

      Mysticbutterflies

      6 years ago

      It never said you couldn't pick the time period. I'm going to the 80s it wasn't that bad. Oh and guess what people enjoyed life without the Internet so it wouldn't be that bad at all.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @Diddly Must you always think negatively about the past? I mean, sure the 1980's was set in the Cold War, but there were a lot of positive events and factors, as well.

  • 5

    Brian Kyle

    7 years ago

    Good music

  • 5

    Cross

    7 years ago

    I'd go to the future with my friends while all the shit in the internet is gone

  • 5

    James Mka

    8 years ago

    Like in the 60s?

  • 5

    Johnny

    8 years ago

    back when gas wasn't over $4.00

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Back when environmentally-unfriendly hybrid and electric cars were not running rampant in our society.

  • 5

    Mick

    8 years ago

    Weed would've still been legalized back then :D

    • 3

      D3athBecomes

      8 years ago

      Weed may be relegalized in the future. It's happened in Cali. And Amsterdam.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Cannabis is more harmful to the environment than taking the bus, which is more harmful than a stationary car with its engine on.

  • 5

    SakuShin

    10 years ago

    The pass because I like the style of the 20's-40's

    • 0

      luke hemmings

      6 years ago

      I wanna live in the 60s. There's a lot of history there, not to mention all 4 Beatles.

    • 2

      andrew

      5 years ago

      The future because of diseases and racism

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @andrew The FUTURE would still have racism and diseases, if not worse. Stop being so judgmental.

    • 0

      porkyp10

      5 months ago

      Yes, but eventually you’d have to face world war 2.

  • 4

    Bird Word

    4 years ago

    Slavery was in the past so.. NOPE!

  • 4

    Thatguy777

    7 years ago

    If I could relive 2012 I would

  • 4

    some random guy

    7 years ago

    What I said was fanj I think u mean the 20s not positive though... It says in the I thing that u only have knowledge of the time ur in .__.

  • 4

    overtherainbow

    9 years ago

    the past, things with the world werent so fucked up.

    • 9

      Morgan Marie

      8 years ago

      except for slavery and world wars..

    • 2

      Fanjitux

      8 years ago

      We didn't know we could fuck things up.

    • 5

      Thatnerdykid

      8 years ago

      @Morgan Marie, I'll also throw in more sexism, inferior medical care, higher stigma towards the mentally ill, etc.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Those who picked the second option really need to grow a spine. The past was full of challenges, yes, but without the past, THERE WILL BE NO FUTURE. There is no such thing as the future only.

    • 0

      porkyp10

      5 months ago

      Wars, discrimination, etc etc

  • 3

    iwantapanda

    7 years ago

    Something tells me the future's gonna suck.

  • 3

    Joshua

    7 years ago

    GOING TO A BEATLES CONCERT

  • 3

    peace0utt

    8 years ago

    1969

  • 3

    Dylan

    8 years ago

    If I can pick the date! Who knows what the future holds!

  • 3

    SelfieDK

    9 years ago

    Whats the point of living in the past? We know what happened, which is like HUGE spoiler alert..

    • 2

      Tim Lampers

      7 years ago

      Nope, read the discription

    • 1

      BlameTheNarwhals

      4 years ago

      Tim, you're not seeing the logic. If you chose the future, you could just look at records of the past. Then, using your time machine, you can go back to specific times and make loads of money.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      "We know what happened..." Not exactly, buster. Many people today, particularly Leftists, learned very little about the past and claim to be evolved. What's the point of living in the future if you learned nothing about the past? Back before I was born, people were more civil with each other than they are now. And now? Many people a lot older than me start to act like a bunch of 2 year olds because their opposing candidate won the 2016 election! I don't call that evolved; more like devolved.

  • 3

    atfinals

    9 years ago

    I'm thinking if I chose to live in the past I would always regret not being able to see the future.

  • 2

    cerul viu

    2 years ago

    if you live in the past you could live in the 80's ,

  • 0

    AdyTechGamer

    1 week ago

    IN THE PAST U WOULD NEVER HAD CLOTHES AND HAD POTATO SEX IN FUTURE U MIGHT NOT EVEN NEED TO WEAR CLOTHES

  • 2

    Neppy

    6 years ago

    I'm not risking living in a wasteland.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Me neither. And in contrast with 2019, the environment was a lot cleaner, because there were no Toyota Priuses, Nissan Leafs or Teslas, E-cigarettes, cannabis everything, or even solar panels in the middle of school fields that would block children from running freely in such fields. Then again, dark chocolate was not very popular in the past, but it does exist.

  • 2

    acesun

    6 years ago

    1200's

  • 2

    Mothabrainable

    7 years ago

    80's style, baby! TIME FOR SOME FUCKIN' NINTENDO!

  • 2

    TheCrabsCab

    7 years ago

    NO NO NO NOOOOOO! DINOSAURS!!!!!!

  • 2

    Aftasid Emir

    7 years ago

    Communism

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      There is communism in the future, too. Be careful what you wish for. And besides, more people today complain about fascism, while communism, meanwhile, runs rampant in the subtlest ways without more people acknowledging that phenomena (and that's terrifying).

  • 2

    hawksfan

    7 years ago

    I can watch the Thrashers again.

  • 2

    ImaBoss332

    7 years ago

    Id go see jesus and thank him for the price he paid

  • 2

    cowjello1

    7 years ago

    The world will end in the future. The past also coints as 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds ago

  • 2

    airsofter241

    7 years ago

    Definately the past. Ever played red dead redemption?

  • 2

    5lood

    7 years ago

    68% think that life will be better in the future... *Yao ming face aka bitch please*

  • 2

    xitneverendss

    8 years ago

    I just want to go back so I can see bands like The Beatles honestly...music was so much better in the past. Now we're stuck with Justin Bieber and One Direction -___-

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Ugh, most of these bands and following bands like The Jonas Brothers are awful. Whenever I hear a One Direction song, I change the station or turn off the radio altogether. Today, there isn't any REAL enjoyable music. (Okay, maybe I was exaggerating a little bit, because a few songs today may actually be better than others.)

  • 2

    Danielrockerr

    8 years ago

    80s 70s metal \m/

  • 2

    Bojidar

    8 years ago

    Oh hey Bender!

  • 2

    Extraball

    8 years ago

    get ur shit together ppl... the 80's... REAGAN!

  • 2

    Singularity98

    8 years ago

    Stuff in the future are created based on the actions of the things in the past. So if you chose future, then you wouldn't exist. Time travel is improbable unless it creates a multiverse. It can create a time loop which would make everytjing complicated.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Funny, because since 2016, there was like a more modern Renaissance of music in the style of the 1980's (Synthwave and Vaporwave came to mind). Of course, they were not as popular, but were in a rise in some cults who were obsessed with the past.

  • 0

    Ratherheads953

    2 weeks ago

    No I don't want the plauge

  • 0

    Henry Lau

    4 weeks ago

    I can invest in apple wait a few decades and I'm a billionaire.

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