Or, if not in the future, then back in Medieval times,
or into any other time and culture where there was still
some basic science to be discovered. (Line Noise)
I must strongly disagree: This is an opinion born of the
present knowledge of science
, a knowledge
not and could not be had by someone living a
. Further, a person born a
millennium from now
would have the knowledge
and no doubt think the same about our science.
A millennium ago, people still believed in a geocentric
universe. They believed that objects were, in there
natural state, at rest. Atoms, molecules, and many of
the elements were unknown.
A millennium ago, most people could not read.
Half of them starved before becoming teenagers.
The majority of those who lived didn't have time for
A millennium ago, the Western world still wrote 3,472
MMMXCLXXII; and , well, that's just
silly. Mathematics beyond simple arithmetic was mostly
People in similar situations come up with similar ideas;
had any present-day geeks lived then it is most likely
that they'd do the same thing as everyone else: Try and
fend off starvation. Avoid disease (damn evil spirits!).
Keep the feudal lord happy.
The world has come quite far since MI; no one
should want to go back!