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Post Neon Knight on Wed 19 Jul - 22:01

Suppose you were transported 40 years back in time to 1977. Which two objects (small enough to carry) would you take with you to prove you had come from the future? You have only two hours to convince someone - no time to have anything scientifically analysed.

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Post magyar_lány on Wed 19 Jul - 22:49

Neon Knight wrote:Suppose you were transported 40 years back in time to 1977. Which two objects (small enough to carry) would you take with you to prove you had come from the future? You have only two hours to convince someone - no time to have anything scientifically analysed.

Magazine about smarthones and my digital camera would be my proofs.
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Post de Burgh on Thu 20 Jul - 0:14

Smartphone and laptop. :-o

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Post Neon Knight on Thu 20 Jul - 0:51

Good answers, especially the magazine from magyar_lány (remember, there would be no wifi or digital transmissions to pick up).

But saying you are a time traveller is a big claim, and the past expectations of the future were a bit over-optimistic:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5908600/how-our-predictions-for-the-year-2000-changed-throughout-the-20th-century

Laptop and camera would impress them. But enough to convince them? Maybe they would expect a magazine about houses on Mars  Alien

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Post Sary on Fri 21 Jul - 20:32

Maybe recent photographs or auto biographies of famous people that are old now,but were still in their prime in 1977. Queen Elizabeth or Jimmy Carter Come to mind. Might as well try to convince some one who is important.
I was going to say some of the new medications that are now available,like immunotherapy or L-Dopa. If there was only 2 hours and it could not be scientifically analyzed,then that would not work.
Maybe some viagra ?
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Post Jehan I on Fri 21 Jul - 21:34

The euromillions numbers of the two next weeks.
And if nobody beleive me, well I would still be billionary^^
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Post Impasible on Sat 22 Jul - 15:18

I only can think of some surprising news or event which will happen the next day of my arrival to the past, but then we would have to wait to the next day to demonstrate my time travel is real.
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Post Neon Knight on Sun 23 Jul - 0:43

Imagine the situation the other way around - what would it take for someone to convince you he or she was from 40 years in the future?

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Post Jehan I on Sun 23 Jul - 8:04

Neon Knight wrote:Imagine the situation the other way around - what would it take for someone to convince you he or she was from 40 years in the future?


Good gestion. I tend to be very rational and it will be trully hard to convince me.

He must have sme incredible and specific informations about futur.
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