The Carbon Comrade
14th July 2004
What would you do? What would there be to live for? And what would you be thinking? Say you went to bed one day, and when you awoke, you found yourself say in the 30th century? - It doesn't matter whether it is the 30, 40th or 50th century, the point is you'd wake up well into the future. Now, there could be several reasons for this. Either:
- Your kidnapped by aliens, and put to sleep until they decide to wake you up.
- You are ill, and decide to go into cryogenic freeze (get frozen until a cure is found, and they also find a way to thaw you out).
- You die, and then some time in the future, someone / something develops the technology to quite literally bring back the dead, give them a new body and suchlike.
Now, I know they are pretty far-fetched ideas, especially the first and third, but in my opinion, you can never rule them out. We (as a species) don't know everything, and the future could hold so much more than we can even think about at this point. The Alien idea is just something different. If Aliens had to travel vast distances (like some believe they would have to do) in order to reach various parts of the galaxy, then (providing you are kidnapped and frozen) would then travel to a planet of theirs, and then be woken. That trip could take 10, or 100, or even 1000 years. You'd wake up, in the future, on an alien planet. With cryogenics, you have already decided that you are going to let this happen, so to a point, you'd expect to wake up at some point well into the future, though I doubt anyone would be prepared for such. Those that go into cryogenic freeze don't know when they are going to be woken again, or if ever. And then the third option, if you were to die normally, and then the technology was developed to bring all and everything that died, back to life. Your last memory could be either sitting at home watching TV, lying in bed, or with the image of a bullet flying toward you. And then, here you are, suddenly awake. For those of you (and not making this a thread related to 'an' afterlife), but those of you that say 'well, you'd remember being in heaven / hell', no, you wouldn't. If Heaven / Hell should exist, then it is way beyond our knowledge and our Brain can't currently comprehend what an afterlife is, therefore, if you died, went to an afterlife, and then were 'reborn' / brought back to life, you wouldn't have any knowledge of that afterlife, as your brain wouldn't necessarily 'know about it'.
Night Life Minister
6th May 2003
I' d probably wake up in the 30th century because I forgot to set my alarm clock. The first thing I would do is to look for a coffee, some classical music (which is currently known as "rock music") and a cigarette. What?! There are no more such things?! I am going back to bed! No, seriously, I would feel lost since all my friends are gone, the places I knew don' t exist anymore and I would end my new life as a "20th century" documentary host...
I'm too cool to Post
22nd September 2002
There is no such things as aliens. If woke up in the future I'd check out how hot the chicks were. maybe good ole 60's free love would make a comeback and i'd jump right in full mast.
I'm too cool to Post
17th July 2003
I'd want a caffeinated product then want to check out the technology and computers, then Id want to see everything, especially other planets if space travel was around.
Id also want to see what vehicular transportation was like and if flying machines were available for sightseeing.
7th December 2003
I'd be a bit worried about all my friends and family being reduced to dust by that time, I guess. Then I'd probably have to learn whatever variation of Chinese people speak in the future and get right into the technical innovations of the last couple of centuries, which might keep me busy for a while.
Aw, c'mon Cyan, it's quality!
28th September 2004
Out of Order owns your fantasies:D.
What would I do? I'd explore my new home. Find out how far morality has gotten. Learn how politics are. Check out how far space exploration and colonization has reached. And so on.
Would be interesting to see if people still believed in God, Santa Claus, and four-leafed clovers bringing luck in the 30th century.
Or... Nah, strike that. I'd drop dead from all the bacteria and virii that'd evolved past my immune system's abilities.
22nd March 2006
Probably get stuffed back into the matrix by the machines and then wakup in my own bed in the early 21st century thinking it was all a bad dream.
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
SupaStarAsh;3382213For those of you (and not making this a thread related to 'an' afterlife), but those of you that say 'well, you'd remember being in heaven / hell', no, you wouldn't. If Heaven / Hell should exist, then it is way beyond our knowledge and our Brain can't currently comprehend what an afterlife is, therefore, if you died, went to an afterlife, and then were 'reborn' / brought back to life, you wouldn't have any knowledge of that afterlife, as your brain wouldn't necessarily 'know about it'.
Well, that is definately an interesting subject...
Well. I already have a game plan, for just such an occasion.
1. Express Interest in going home, possibly in a time machine. Carefully...
2. If that fails, get familiar with the technology of the time.
3. Start studying quantum physics, and temporal mechanics.
4. Buy or build a space ship for use as a time machine.
5. If all else fails, become an explorer, or historian. Then write books about the 20th century.