Would you change the past? Perhaps you’d go back in time and win with lottery number knowledge and begin your adult life as a millionaire? What would the cost of that be? Would you meet the same people? Would you develop the same opinions?
Geeks are especially aware of the risks and dangers of changing the past. There’s no shortage of sci-fi shows in which the heroes have to work hard to maintain the timeline.
However, it turns out most people would take the risk and have a go at changing the past.
At the start of the year, Geek Native ran a competition to giveaway a Dalek Sec Funko Pop. Hundreds of people entered and to do so they had to answer one question ‘Would you change the past?’.
Here’s the breakdown of the answers.
|I don’t identify as either man or woman and I would change the past||1%|
|I’m a man and I would change the past||20%|
|I’m a man and I would not change the past||10%|
|I’m a woman and I would change the past||37%|
|I’m a woman and I would not change the past||33%|
Would you change the past?
We can see that the competition attracted more women than men, but the results were consistent; people would change the past.
There weren’t enough responses from people who neither identified as male or female to be statistically robust, but from those few, we did get the result was overwhelming; 100% change the past.
The results are more apparent if we convert answers into a percentage for men and women. Two-thirds of men would change the past.
In contrast, it was a tougher call from women, but the “I woulds” edged out in the end.
The Dalek Sec competition is now closed, but the poll below is open. It’s a chance to compare your results with the most recent data Geek Native has.
Would you take the risk?
Creative Commons credit: Time traveler by Thomas D.
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