Submitted 1 year ago by Illyria@lemmy.ml to firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to wish that I had lived in the 1800s because I thought that that was the cool time to do science (Charles Darwin figuring out evolution, Maxwell electrodynamics, Boltzmann thermodynamics, Pasteur disproving spontaneous generation, Friedrich Wöhler discovering that organic chemicals can be synthesized)... During high school science books gave me the impression that those guys figured out most of the cool stuff and that they left little for us. Now I know I was very wrong and am actually O.K. with living in this time, there is still a lot to explore and discover.
If your question is, if I wanted to be born in another time, the answer is. No Interest. I had a appendix surgery when I was like 12 ... which was back in the time death sentence.. because well antibiotics and so got invented not that long ago.
But living there - for a short amount or foreseeable time, maybe. I love medicine and tech too much as I wanted to survive in such times.
Always wanted to witness the Jesus crucifixion to get an answer if all was only myth + hearsay or if something was really true the way church tells us. Maybe even film it to debunk or finally give undeniable proof for or against the lies/truth.
I would rather live in the future when we finally solved current problems and look beyond money, politics, power and trying to escape the unenviable. Always liked how people in Star Trek live, without any money and shit like that. Sure, it is sci-fi but I liked the overall idea.
Several times and in several ages. I'd love to see how was the day in ancient Greece or Rome or Mesopotamia or Egypt. But I reckon I'd want to live as one of the "privileged" classes (not necessarily a "noble", but for example in the ancient Rome I'd like to live as a citizen).
Well, a part of me wishes I was born in the 30s, as I love OTR and 50s and 60s shows and movies. But I'm black and race relations wasn't great back then (it was getting better tho)
Another part of me wishes I was born in the 90s. My parents were super restrictive and I wish I could have been a part of the innovative tech culture as it was happening and experience everything as possible
Maybe not the 30s and jump to the 50s... World War 2 happens in the 40s
Ah. Definitely the 50s then!
60s, because of music.
Early part of the 20th century when you could take a ride across the Atlantic on an airship
Hunter-gatherer before the cognitive revolution