This Wednesday, October 21, 2015, is the day Marty McFly from Back To The Future arrives in the Delorean. So to celebrate, I have been asking friends of Sooner Not Later where they would take Doc Brown’s Delorean if they had the chance.
Here are some of my favorite responses:
I would go back to my younger self and tell her not to give up on her dreams and that everything is going to be okay. Although, I guess if I changed my past then I wouldn’t be who I am. So perhaps I should leave that alone. In that case, following the rules of Time Travel I would go and watch some of the inspirational people of history that I admire. I’d visit artists and writers and see what their life was really like. Then I’d pop to the future to see if plastic bags, aerosol cans and that Big Mac I left on the shelf are still around.
The 1970s. I was born in the wrong era. I was supposed to be a kid in the ’60s (Wonder Years) and a teenager in the ’70s (That ’70s Show). We have to go back!
This is such a cruel question. Too many possibilities! So I’m just going to say something I want to do now that would have been very different 1000 years ago. I would visit all 50 States before they were States…way before they were States. I like imagining how different it would have been to see the Grand Canyon when you weren’t expecting it and there were no rails.
I would have loved to have witnessed the 1984 women’s Olympic marathon – the first time it was held, or have been in Boston when Kathrine Switzer was tackled on the course and her running coach was able to stop her from being pulled off the course – she had entered as K Switzer, women were prevented from running. She is such an inspiration.
My first impulse is to go back and do things differently. It has nothing to do with any particular person or anything like that. I’d just like to go back and realize I could do anything. I might have become that photo-journalist/travel writer I thought I would become. I’d like to look back and say I was not afraid to live my life. So that’s what I would do. Go back and tell myself not to be afraid.
I would choose to go to England in the late 1780s to early 1800s and work with William Wilberforce. He was a key leader in the abolition of slavery in England. I love that he didn’t give up during the 27 years he spent campaigning against slavery. And then he went on to advocate for improved working conditions of textile workers, encouraged prison reform, supported education, and was incredibly giving with his personal time and money. I think it would be amazing to be a part of reform that made such a lasting difference.
I would go like 100 years in the future to see how technology changed the world. I would like to have a AI (Artificial Intelligence) Assistant. I love technology and I can only imagine how amazing it will be in the future.
What an amazing question! I have never thought of that before. I always wanted to be at a masquerade ball dressed in those amazing Victorian balls with those beautifully huge Victorian gowns and dance the night away. I’m a romantic.
So what about you? Where would you take the Delorean? Share in the comments below.