If you could go back in time with just a backpack, where, why, what would you do?
If I could go back in time, I'd go to the year 2000.
Not only would I plan on stopping 9/11, but I would bring my newest laptop with Windows 7 AND the ISO of Windows 8.1; as well as the iPhone 5.
I would then try to get a meeting with Bill Gates and offer Windows 7 and 8.1 to him for.... a million dollars a year for the rest of my life?
I'd then tell him I have the key to Apple's dominance over the next 15 years, and tell him if he wants to see the iPhone, and have it and backwards engineer it, it would be another 2 million a year for the rest of my life.
I'd do this for two reasons, one the cash. Two, and most importantly, it would help push software and hardware up by 13 years. This would allow for more innovation frankly better technology quicker.
I wouldn't meet myself, but would split the cash in half and put it into his account.
I would choose Microsoft because, even though they were evil, I think they are the less evil in 2013. Of course, I may offer Apple to see all that stuff as well.
I just would love to see Gates face when I say... yeah, the next OS is Vista, and it will be a flop.
I'm sure I would do more, but I just thought of this last night in bed.
What would you do if you can go back in time and bring a backpack? And why?