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This is a simple, non controversial question.

If you had the chance to go back in time with perfect foreknowledge of the stock performance of major blue-chip companies, effectively giving you the opportunity to be a multi-billionaire, would you do this if you knew that the timeline of events will also be altered in ways sometimes subtle, sometimes profound, and completely outside your control? Obviously an entity with a perception of continuous existence that believes itself to be you would exist in this future timeline, but for the sake of nearly illimitable wealth would you risk the possible alterations to yourself, your family, and your friends that could result from an alternate past? 

If you said yes to the above, what would you do with your millions?

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On 9/28/2021 at 11:03 PM, Hoiditthroughthegrapevine said:

This is a simple, non controversial question.

If you had the chance to go back in time with perfect foreknowledge of the stock performance of major blue-chip companies, effectively giving you the opportunity to be a multi-billionaire, would you do this if you knew that the timeline of events will also be altered in ways sometimes subtle, sometimes profound, and completely outside your control? Obviously an entity with a perception of continuous existence that believes itself to be you would exist in this future timeline, but for the sake of nearly illimitable wealth would you risk the possible alterations to yourself, your family, and your friends that could result from an alternate past? 

If you said yes to the above, what would you do with your millions?

If I did, would I know what the changes were when I got back to the present, or would I have to blunder around not knowing what was different for a while?

On 9/29/2021 at 1:46 AM, Danex said:

*fights the urge to not ask horribly controversial questions about politics*

sorry, the most non-controversial I can get is:
Is water wet? 

ikik still pretty bad but its the best I got. 

I'm sorry, I can't answer that question. It would cause an explosion. :P

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7 hours ago, Tani said:

If I did, would I know what the changes were when I got back to the present, or would I have to blunder around not knowing what was different for a while?

You wouldn't know, also there is a good chance that the you who is reading this right now wouldn't exist, because of the different pathways of causality that would retroactively apply due to the changes past.

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14 minutes ago, Hoiditthroughthegrapevine said:

You wouldn't know, also there is a good chance that the you who is reading this right now wouldn't exist, because of the different pathways of causality that would retroactively apply due to the changes past.

Then no.

Partially because I'm not old enough, partially because that would feel slightly like cheating, and partly because of the unknown changes.

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