Here's a fun thread for the Christmas season.
Premise: You have a time machine that allows you to come and go between the
present and any year between 1800 and 2100.
Remember it's only a time machine and (except for adjustment in ground
level) you will not move geographically. You can travel, but no, you can't
take your Transit van with you!
You might want to get rich or get something that you desire, but you mustn't
change history, so you need to think carefully about what you move and what
you can extract from the past that will not cause too many temporal ripples.
What example of our mechanical heritage would you be after? How would you
pay for it?
The swift amongst us will have spotted that we can trade forward too. What
is there that's around today that you think might be valuable in a hundred
I think I'd want to speak to the person settling T.E. Lawrence's estate for
a start, ............. What about you??
18 years ago