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(Fast Company)   Good news for you time travellers, now you can use this open-source map to time travel to your hometown 200 years ago. Maybe even bring back some memories you never had   (fastcompany.com) divider line
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2020-10-28 12:35:46 PM  
Jokes on them! My neighborhood of New Chicago hasn't been invented yet

That is very cool
 
2020-10-28 12:53:50 PM  
Looks like my neck of the woods is now, and always has been a featureless asphalt plain.

At least the weather's nice.
 
2020-10-28 1:17:37 PM  
I don't need a fancy map to show me that:

upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size
 
2020-10-28 1:29:22 PM  
Wouldn't you end up in deep space?
 
2020-10-28 3:35:48 PM  
I don't need a farking neural network to know it was all woods and swamps 400 years ago. NYC has a few "parks" that are pretty much leftover wilderness. I've lived  close to 2 of them (Alley Pond and Forest Park). Manhattan even has one all the way at the tippy top (Inwood Hill Park).
 
2020-10-28 3:38:04 PM  
Im old enough to remember playing wireframe  ms flightsim.....so im kinda excited at the potential of this.
 
2020-10-28 3:44:26 PM  
Cool...if it worked.
 
2020-10-28 3:57:01 PM  
1820? I don't think there was much around here except maybe a small Hudson's Bay fort.
 
2020-10-28 5:57:40 PM  

ArkPanda: Wouldn't you end up in deep space?



That is why you need a TARDIS of some sort to travel in time.
 
2020-10-28 7:05:35 PM  
My hometown was founded in 1954.
 
2020-10-28 7:59:30 PM  

Joshudan: Jokes on them! My neighborhood of New Chicago hasn't been invented yet


Don't go exploring after dark!  Col. Deering may not be around to save your sorry ass next time.
 
2020-10-28 8:50:38 PM  
It's the spatial portion of the journey that's a biatch.

Everything has moved.  Earth, the Sun, The Galaxy, the Universe.  You don't just hop to the same point in space and hope for the best.

Space is littered with dead prospective time travelers who didn't realize this.
 
2020-10-29 3:24:24 AM  
I found out recently that an ancestor from like 200 years ago was an arch criminal. Almost 200 years ago, he was chased out of Barrie Ontario for stealing pigeons. lol
 
2020-10-29 9:02:38 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: It's the spatial portion of the journey that's a biatch.

Everything has moved.  Earth, the Sun, The Galaxy, the Universe.  You don't just hop to the same point in space and hope for the best.

Space is littered with dead prospective time travelers who didn't realize this.


This argument is wrong. If one has the tech to travel back in time then they'll also reach the desired space co-ordinates. What you're saying is the same as saying people will fall off the earth  a few seconds from now because the earth is moving through space. Gravity matters.

Space and time are one entity. If you go back in time you're going back in space too.
 
2020-10-29 12:47:50 PM  

encephlavator: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: It's the spatial portion of the journey that's a biatch.

Everything has moved.  Earth, the Sun, The Galaxy, the Universe.  You don't just hop to the same point in space and hope for the best.

Space is littered with dead prospective time travelers who didn't realize this.

This argument is wrong. If one has the tech to travel back in time then they'll also reach the desired space co-ordinates. What you're saying is the same as saying people will fall off the earth  a few seconds from now because the earth is moving through space. Gravity matters.

Space and time are one entity. If you go back in time you're going back in space too.


You sure about that?  You have the mathematics to calculate the exact spot to within a couple of millimeters while all those bodies are moving, factoring in minor body influences and the like?

Your followup statement about people falling off the Earth is a non-sensical statement meant to mock my argument while showing your own lack of intelligence.
 
2020-10-29 3:38:01 PM  

ArkPanda: Wouldn't you end up in deep space?


That's the really tricky thing most people forget about time travel.
 
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