Let’s say you could get your hands on a DeLorean DMC-12 and could transform it into a time machine. You will need nuclear fission power, plutonium fuel, and the mysterious flux capacitor. You may also need semiconductor fuses and PFC capacitors, too. At least that is what Dr. Emmett Brown, a.k.a. Christopher Lloyd, did in the 1985 American science-fiction comedy series, Back to the Future.
If you could travel back in time, where would you go? Here are some suggestions.
If you are feeling really ancient, around 3500 B.C. you could witness the invention of the wheel and plough, which subsequently revolutionized the world as we know it. Travel, trading, farming and agriculture industries all greatly benefited from the invention of the wheel and plough.
Perhaps 753 B.C. is the time for you. Ever heard of the Great Roman Empire? You could witness its formation. Perhaps you would rather come a bit later and be a part of the philosophies and ideas that are still prevalent today regarding justice, laws, engineering, and warfare.
Feeling a little more eastern? How about 486 B.C. for the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who would later be known as Buddha. Stay around about 35 years and witness his coming to enlightenment under a fig tree and beginning to preach the doctrine of one of the worlds major religions.
Perhaps you are more Christian. Birth of Jesus Christ? His life and death? The exact dates are disputed among some, but I would guess anywhere between 0 and 35 A.D. would be pretty good.
730 A.D. Printing invented in China. Again, another revolution to the world that you could witness, if only you have a time-traveling DeLorean.
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Awesome discovery, due to the impact that the United States of America has had on world economy and development. Also a devastating date for Native Americans.
Are you in to literature? In 1564, William Shakespeare was born. Maybe you could discover something in his youth that made him so remarkable. Stick around and witness his plays, performed live, like no play you have seen today.
Scientific? In 1905, Einstein published his theory of special relativity. Pretty revolutionary I would say.
These are just some ideas of revolutionary, world changing events that you might like to visit. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to take a vacation, and instead of tour the locations of the world, you could tour major events in history?
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