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Old 04-04-2011, 10:45 PM   #16
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Re: The Time machine - who do you want to meet?

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu


If he existed, I would like to meet Lao Tzu.


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Old 04-04-2011, 11:15 PM   #17
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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu


If he existed, I would like to meet Lao Tzu.


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Interesting choice. I do think that he got a lot of human behavior right(if it was him), but his stuff got incredibly twisted/perverted over the years, which led to the downfall of Taoism(or daoism w/e). It had shrinked incredibly even before mao's cultural purges.

Just discussing with him how he got the idea of the ''ying and yang circle'' would be quite a talk!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:21 AM   #18
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Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley.

To name a few.
Oh man, don't even get me started on musicians.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:05 AM   #19
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Oh man, don't even get me started on musicians.
If I could only meet a couple, I'd probably shy away for musicians out of worry they'd be prentious douchebags
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #20
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Oh man, don't even get me started on musicians.
In terms of musician, obviously Bach&Mozart for their virtuosity. Beethoven&Wagner seem a bit too pissed for me.

As for modern era, im not so sure as most of them were just coke heads, although if i could meet frank sinatra to see how much he was involved with the italian mafia, that could make a great story.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #21
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Isaac Newton. I would give him some valuable tips. It would change what we know of the world up until this point. We would have progressed tenfold if he just knew a few extra things.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:40 PM   #22
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I'd rather meet any random person from 500 years in the future than the top 500 people I'd most like to meet from the past.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:03 AM   #23
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I'd rather meet any random person from 500 years in the future than the top 500 people I'd most like to meet from the past.
If the nets that are around then can be defined as persons. Question is if a "person" stays an optimal entity when development goes forward. I think it's a long shot to expect Homo sapienses to be around 500 years from now.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:16 AM   #24
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My history teacher once told me a quote, maybe from churchill, that he'd rather spend the rest of his life with Hitler than Stalin as Stalin had no charisma?
Anyone else heard this?
Never heard the quote, but the Stalin that Churchill was acquainted with was very different from the one that developed between the First and Second World Wars.

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In terms of musician, obviously Bach&Mozart for their virtuosity. Beethoven&Wagner seem a bit too pissed for me.
Bach & Mozart are definitely on the list for me. Not sure how much fun Bach would be, but Mozart seems like he knew how to have a good time.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:09 AM   #25
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Alexander the Great , definately
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Bobby Fischer
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #27
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Wild bill or Billy the Kid
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:42 PM   #28
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I find it interesting that so many people want to meet historical figures that only speak languages they don't understand.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:48 PM   #29
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Teddy Roosevelt - Dude was a total bad ass and I think I could learn a lot and have a hell of a time.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:21 AM   #30
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I find it interesting that so many people want to meet historical figures that only speak languages they don't understand.
This is a fantasy - time machine etc. Besides, excellent hand-held translators exist so communication would be possible, at least in a written form.
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