What if you could travel

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 16, 2001

What if you could travel in time? A while back, I asked people about their preferred super power. The majority answered "travel through time". My answer is time travel as well; it seems like it would yield the most interesting results. Anyway, I have some interesting follow-up questions for you:

1. If you could travel in time in only one direction (with unlimited trips to unlimited destinations and then back to the present), would you go forward in time or backward? Why?

2. If you could only time travel on one occasion, to when (and where) would you travel? Why? What would you do there?

I've closed posting on this, but you can read previous comments here.

(For the sake of argument, we'll assume that the time travel occuring here is the science fiction/no-questions-asked sort where you close your eyes, open them a few seconds later, and find yourself in a new time, complete with appropriate clothing, spending money, vaccinations, knowledge of the local language, etc. We'll also assume that your travel is confined to the planet Earth, meaning you can't go to Mars in 2314.)