Recorded human civilization has only been around for a few thousand paltry years. Even 200 years ago, life was radically different for humans than it is today. No computers, airplanes, automobiles, telephones, electricity, indoor plumbing, etc.
Forget about global warming and "man-made changes" to the climate. At various intervals, most of North America was covered under thousands of feet of solid ice during the Ice Ages. These times will come yet again no matter how much we cut back on our "emissions" to curb "global warming."
I would like to be given the powers of immortality and go back in time to 25 million years ago. I would like to take with me every book ever published, every music recording ever made and every movie/TV show ever made as well as every bottle of wine and beer ever made just so I will have something civilized to do during those millions of years of non-human civilization. (Of course, I would like a power source to run all these things as well.)
This will allow me to observe the Earth for 25 million years and record everything in detail. Then as human civilization took shape, I would like to be an observer for Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and of course, all of U.S. History. I would like to journey with the Pilgrims to New England and be on hand to observe first-hand the entirety of U.S. history.
I would like to drink beer with Benjamin Franklin, go horse riding with George Washington, have a duel with Alexander Hamilton (though not kill him), take in a play with Abraham Lincoln (though stay away from "Our American Cousin") and freak out Albert Einstein by talking about the theory of relativity with him before he even thought of it.
Yeah, all of that would be good fun.
The immensity of it all amazes me sometimes. The Earth has been here for so very long. And yet, we are the first to be able to think and wonder.
Hmmmm.... You’re on to something. You could even drink a Sam Adams with Sam Adams!!!!!