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Emily33 October 27th, 2013 11:18pm

Would you rather go back in time and meet some of your ancestors or go in to the future and meet some of your descendants?

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/28/13 1:34 pm

What? Do my kids turn out to be assholes or something?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/28/13 1:39 pm

Well, they start out that way...

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/28/13 6:03 am

I completely plan on not having descendants.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/28/13 5:32 am

Descendants. I know I have ancestors, but descendants means wife and kids at some point.

1111111 Wayne
10/28/13 5:23 am

Get to the future, no one's there.

Ghostreconss mars
10/28/13 1:41 am

I don't plan on having descendants.

MissN The Experiment
10/27/13 9:57 pm

I won't have any children of my own, but I would like to see the impact my works will make on future generations of leaders and families..

shovelhead someplace with coffee
10/27/13 9:17 pm

Can I tell my ancestors to invest in apple?

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ProfDG I Want Truth
10/27/13 8:18 pm

Hey Emily, good job on SOH On Air!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/27/13 7:19 pm

My great great grandmother was a Civil War widow who died just short if her hundred and third birthday. It would have been so interesting to of met her.

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leilu SoCal
10/27/13 10:43 pm

Wow, that's awesome to have had family that goes back that far! I hope old age runs in the family, you'll have many more years to enjoy those adorable grandkids!

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
10/27/13 6:52 pm

Emily, you're at 50/50, you should take a pic and post it to IG. Good job. ;-)

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/27/13 5:42 pm

Researching my family history is a hobby, I'd have to go back & meet a bunch of people! I think my boys will take care of the descendants part pretty well, I'm not worried.

MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/27/13 5:30 pm

I've got some pretty rad ancestors. I'd pick them.

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ProfDG I Want Truth
10/27/13 5:25 pm

I would like to meet my great great grandfather who immigrated as a 17 year old.

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KudosToYou California
10/27/13 5:15 pm

Not sure I'll have any descendants. I've got at least one historically significant ancestor.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/27/13 5:08 pm

Ancestors. I'd like to know where I really come from.

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cgmonin Maryland
10/27/13 5:07 pm

My mom is adopted and its hard to trace my ancestry far...I'd love to see where I come from

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kermie gaytopia
10/27/13 4:56 pm

I don't care either way about people related to me or not. I just want to talk to anybody from the future. We already know what happened in the past.

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rickvee Living the dream
10/27/13 4:52 pm

Descendants, just to make sure there's no dee-dee-dees. And to make sure the movie "Idocracy" isn't a prophecy...

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rickvee Living the dream
10/27/13 4:57 pm

Dumbasses, morons, dipshìts, etc...

Userperson merry passover
10/27/13 4:51 pm

Few of my ancestors spoke English

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inge MIA
10/27/13 4:51 pm

Great question!! I said ancestors but that has more to do with my history obsession.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:53 pm

Thanks! Me too :) I'd be interested to see there thoughts on "current" events of the past

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/27/13 4:45 pm

I'll go forward in time to see what my legacy is.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:43 pm

Interesting male vs female stats :)

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MisterE Conservistan
10/27/13 4:50 pm

Males are obsessed with their legacies.

chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 4:41 pm

I would love to go back to Sicily 300-400 years and meet who came before me.

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gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 6:11 pm

Cool! Just a bit farther back in time, and you might bump into Leonardo da Vinci! That is most excellent!

chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 6:14 pm

An amazing time to be alive!

gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 6:26 pm

How cool it'd be, if we could communicate while you were back in that time, and I jus' kind o' hung out in this time! :D

gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 6:27 pm

Just don't get sick, though. "Doctors" had weird ways of treatin' people, back in the olden days! :-/

chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 6:33 pm

Who knows Gonzo - it is my belief that souls travel in packs and perhaps we knew each other in another time and SOH is our way of meeting up in this time again? I like to think that. Ive gotten attached to some here i cant imagine not knowing.

chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 6:55 pm

Do you live near Sedona? Is that near you? Spooky place.

LadyA Earth Explorer
10/27/13 4:41 pm

As if right now descendants could be a very lonely trip. Past for me please.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/27/13 4:40 pm

I'd go to the future. I have a feeling I'd want to back and punch some ancestors in the face...or elsewhere.

susanr Colorado
10/27/13 4:35 pm

Ancestors, I guess, since there aren't going to be any descendants. My only child does not have children.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/29/13 5:48 am

Awwww! You would have been an amazing grandma, though ;-)

Pacific
10/27/13 4:29 pm

My ancestors were either Vikings, or slaves of the Mongol Empire, So Im just gonna play it safe and see the future

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/27/13 4:27 pm

I've done humanity a huge favor by not reproducing.

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chickencookie It really is
10/27/13 4:39 pm

I disagree❤️

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/27/13 4:27 pm

What if I go back in time and accidentally kill my grandfather or fall in love with my grandmother? Yikes!
I'll play it safe and go to the future.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:33 pm

Well that would be bad. We'll just say hypothetically that your time travel wouldn't change the past or future in this situation.

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/27/13 4:38 pm

I'd probably still travel to the future. That way, I get the added bonus of seeing all the wild technologies they develop between now and then.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 5:30 pm

Or fall in love with -gulp- your mother!...

youtu.be/bFf97uRrKcM

gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 4:25 pm

Thank you Miss Em, GREAT question!! I think I know about as much as I need/want to know of my kin, present and past. I wanna see what happens in the tomorrows, to see that the seeds sown now, bore beautiful fruit! :D

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:30 pm

Thanks gonzo :)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/27/13 4:23 pm

I don't anticipate direct descendants, but I'd like to meet far-future people to see how much like the Borg we become. I'm hopeful.

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Isomax TIC TOC
10/27/13 4:22 pm

I wanna meet my Grandpa Adam and Grandma Eve

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EarlyBird Portland
10/27/13 4:21 pm

I want to go back in time.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:27 pm

Me too! But I think both would be very interesting :)

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/13 4:29 pm

Ok, if I ever get a real offer to go back in time, I'll bring you with me :)

Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:31 pm

Sounds like a fun adventure!

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/13 4:32 pm

I agree, it really does! Fun to think about.

You always post the best polls!

MisterE Conservistan
10/27/13 4:34 pm

Dah dada dun dun ta dah!

Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:36 pm

Thanks EB :)

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/13 4:36 pm

Wanna come along MisterE?

MisterE Conservistan
10/27/13 4:41 pm

How far back?

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/13 5:33 pm

I don't want to go back further than 1800.
Are you in or out?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/27/13 4:19 pm

I don't want to mess with the time-space continuum...

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:22 pm

Why do you have to make it so complicated?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/27/13 4:35 pm

Because I'm a complicated person. =)

Emily33 North Carolina
10/27/13 4:36 pm

Yes, I suppose you are :)

KudosToYou California
10/27/13 5:12 pm

Assume it's like in Harry Potter. the events that happened in the past happened because you go back in time in the future.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/27/13 5:35 pm

Kudos has just managed to split my neuro-processors. :-/