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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008

3 things you'd carry with yourself if you could travel back in time

Okay,

Since time machine is probably every engineers' dream machine, I'm asking you -

What would you like to carry with yourself if you were to travel back in time?

Anyone?
sonasathish
sonasathish • Jul 28, 2008
1. Food,
2. Shelter and
3. Clothes.

Thats it!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
sonasathish
1. Food,
2. Shelter and
3. Clothes.

Thats it!
Shelter? πŸ˜•

[Clothes & Food are taken for granted. I'm sure they did have food in the old times]
sonasathish
sonasathish • Jul 28, 2008
The_Big_K
Shelter? πŸ˜•

[Clothes & Food are taken for granted. I'm sure they did have food in the old times]
Yes off course! If you want to save yourself from the deadliest mammals of the past where will you go????
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 28, 2008
I know a lot about survival techniques in various scenarios(jungle, desert, mountains...etc) and how to make use of available resources for ones advantage. But these items are important according to me -
1. An AK-47 assault rifle and a lot of ammunition, a couple of Hunting knifes, an Axe and a Sword
2. Night Vision Goggles
3. Extra pairs of denims and combat shoes.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
I'll carry -

1. A Nail Cutter 😁
2. A knief
3. A lighter

(I've seen Cast Away. So got my ideas from there) 😁
Differential
Differential • Jul 28, 2008
Now won't the answer be dependent on which time-slot you are going into ??
e.g.
a) time where dinosaurs existed
b) time where Man was united and was farming
c) Just 100-200 years ago
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
Yes - but I'd need the things I mentioned no matter in which time era I go. πŸ˜‰
MaRo
MaRo • Jul 28, 2008
Guys your answers showing a fighter returning in time not an Engineer 😁

for me in the range of 400 - 500 years back:
1) Mp3 player (with recorder)
2) Some cool songs
3) A lot of batteries

Sell everyone with it real price*1 Billion (or the same value in their time)
Come to future with a lot of fresh old nice stuff sell them with their real value*10 Billions, I think then I'll have some money to start my life 😁
gohm
gohm • Jul 28, 2008
time machine owner's manual
spare parts
tools

I'd want to be sure it wasn't a one-way trip! You could find everything else in your new time. You would not be able to introduce new technology into the past as that would change progress or open a parallel dimension. I do not believe it is possible to alter the past within the same dimension, you would only be experiencing it like virtual reality. Otherwise chaos would errupt & have done so already. If you evoked change thus opening a parallel dimension, I do not think a time machine would be able to return you as you would now be locked into an alternate universe, not the one you came from, albeit you would be at the correct time of your present. Not an expert in cosmology though.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
gohm
time machine owner's manual
spare parts
tools

I'd want to be sure it wasn't a one-way trip! You could find everything else in your new time. You would not be able to introduce new technology into the past as that would change progress or open a parallel dimension. I do not believe it is possible to alter the past within the same dimension, you would only be experiencing it like virtual reality. Otherwise chaos would errupt & have done so already. If you evoked change thus opening a parallel dimension, I do not think a time machine would be able to return you as you would now be locked into an alternate universe, not the one you came from, albeit you would be at the correct time of your present. Not an expert in cosmology though.

The cleverestestest answer 😁 !

Hats off to you, sire! :clap:
following things.....

1) Map
2) Money
3) Mechanic
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
sauravgoswami
following things.....

1) Map
2) Money
3) Mechanic
Okay,

1. Assuming that you go thousands of years back in time, your maps won't be of any use.

2. Money - what for? πŸ˜•

3. Mechanic - Hmm. Now I got you. You will give your money to mechanic every time he/she fixes your time machine.

Clever 😲 !
simple,map i will carry to verify the past with present....
Money to exite the poeple living there & start my own currency....
Mechanic,hey u know some good mechanic for time-machine
mechannikhil
mechannikhil • Jul 28, 2008
I think I'd carry:
  1. My Ipod - life without music is like shit
  2. GPS navigation - so that i can find my way back frm hunting
  3. Set of tools including a lighter
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 28, 2008
mechannikhil
I think I'd carry:
  1. My Ipod - life without music is like shit
  2. GPS navigation - so that i can find my way back frm hunting
  3. Set of tools including a lighter
Quite different choices.
An Ipod? And where in the past do you plan to recharge it and download new songs.
A GPS navigation??? I don't suppose they had satellites for GPS system even around 50 years ago.
Both your choices seem OK if your are planning to travel some 5 years behind time.
Gohm's post makes complete sense, I must admit πŸ˜› Though, if its strictly a one way trip and I can only carry 3 single items:

1. A dynamo (need electricity, baby!)
2. A heating element (to produce light and heat. Too lazy to start fire with wood πŸ˜›)
3. A pocket knife

That should last me for quite a bit πŸ˜‰

If I could carry more, I'd love to use a solar panel. But alas, they are only useful during the day.. and back up batteries are needed (extra items). And don't forget a Dremmel tool! Also, are we assuming we can use stuff from the Time Machine itself? πŸ˜›

*grin*
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 28, 2008
Oh yes, just a gentle reminder.

All time-traveling CEans must wear the sacred CE - Tee!
hey wat tat for,to start CE much earleir than big_K was even born!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 29, 2008
sauravgoswami
hey wat tat for,to start CE much earleir than big_K was even born!!!
FYI - I was born on CrazyEngineers' Day 😲
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 8, 2009
If I am going to dinosaur time
then I would carry

1. A Camera, with lots of batteries.
2. A Laptop (instead of pen and papers).
3. Some weapons to protect myself.
4. Some normally needed medicines, disinfectant's, pain killers.
5. A night vision Goggles.
6. Clothes and a lots of tinned food.
7. A solid Leash (Just in case I want to catch a small dinosaur).
8. Dozens of lighters and fuels that burn easily (for scaring animals).
9. Iphone 3G (just to show-off). xD
10. An Extra empty Bag (just in case I want to carry something back from that time).


If I am going like a 100 or 150 years ago
then I would carry

1. All the notes, videos and Audios available of the mistakes that mankind will make in the coming year.
2. Would take all the Notes of Nickola Tesla and give it to him so that he could prevent the fire in his lab and could in fact complete the Warden Cliff tower.
3. A Camera, with lots of batteries.
4. A Laptop (instead of pen and papers).
5. Some weapons to protect myself.
6. Some normally needed medicines, disinfectant's, pain killers.
7. Iphone 3G (just to show-off). xD
8. An Extra empty Bag (just in case I want to carry something back from that time).


tHATS ALL ^_^
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jun 8, 2009
You are only allowed 3 things.
1 . I would carry my camera if i am going to a time where electricity is available.
2 .I would carry a pen and book to write all the things i have seen there.
3. I would take my friend with me to return my book and photographs to the present.

I would not come back !!!
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 8, 2009
ooops sorry
ok then I will carry

If I am going to dinosaur time
then I would carry


1. A Laptop with lots of batteries and camera installed within.
2. A flame thrower weapon.
3. Lots of tinned food.


If I am going like a 100 or 150 years ago
then I would carry



1. All the notes, videos and Audios available of the mistakes that mankind will make in the coming year.
2. Would take all the Notes of Nickola Tesla and give it to him so that he could prevent the fire in his lab and could in fact complete the Warden Cliff tower.
3. A Laptop with lots of batteries and camera installed within.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Jun 8, 2009
I will Carry

1.gohm
2.Ash
3.ES


So i have total 8 Things to carry πŸ˜‰
😁
swapnakumar
swapnakumar • Jun 8, 2009
i would carry
1.i-pod loaded with my favourite no.s
2.mobile
3.purse of course without this i cant return!!!!
skipper
skipper • Jun 8, 2009
The scenario implies there are no problems getting yourself back, and taking something with you.
Even hypothetically there would be a lot of energy involved, since you would have to ensure that you only 'took' yourself and a few other things, instead of the whole planet and the 21st century, or the entire universe.

But skipping over the physical dilemma of how, you shouldn't take back anything that's likely to get you burned at the stake say, for demonic gadgets that play the devil's tune, etc. Maybe a glock and lots of rounds, or a few grenades?
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Jun 8, 2009
swapnakumar
3.purse of course without this i cant return!!!!
Whats Special in the Purse?
godfather
I will Carry

1.gohm
2.Ash
3.ES

So i have total 8 Things to carry πŸ˜‰
😁

great then i need not carry another friend to send my possessions πŸ˜€

So instead of my friend i would carry Water available in hyderabad and will show to people how polluted is the modern world πŸ˜€
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Jun 8, 2009
English-Scared
great then i need not carry another friend to send my possessions πŸ˜€

So instead of my friend i would carry Water available in hyderabad and will show to people how polluted is the modern world πŸ˜€
hey Thats not Fair Sandy... πŸ˜›
but i am still stick with my old 3 Choices πŸ˜‰
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 8, 2009
English-Scared
great then i need not carry another friend to send my possessions πŸ˜€

So instead of my friend i would carry Water available in Hyderabad and will show to people how polluted is the modern world πŸ˜€

omg rofl😁
that will prove good we might avoid some dead people in future πŸ˜’
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Jan 6, 2011
Just stumbled across this old thread.

Awesome responses CEans! You all Rock!

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