If I was feeling responsible? I’d go back with a whiskey bottle full of VX, and bust it open when Mrs. Bin Laden is in the delivery room in 1957.
Of course, knowing my luck, when I got back to the present, I’d find out that the Taliban (which the U.S. now never toppled), launched a people’s crusade to retake Kashmir in 2003, which lead to a nuclear war killed half the population of Asia. (Not counting cholera, plague, and famine deaths because of the loss of infrastructure.) :smack:
OK, maybe I’d go back with a laptop loaded with some cleverly reedited footage from the Terminator and Matrix movies, and visit Bill Gates when he’s a college freshman and tell him that he’s responsible for building the machines that rose up and destroyed human civilization in 1995.
…And when I get back, he’ll have either turned into a neo-luddite terrorist who’s killed hundreds, or he became an Amish monk and Apple became a bloated monopoly that was content to rest on it’s laurels and technologically stagnate once it gained total market dominance, and now the best PC available to the public is a “Macintosh IVc” with a 100mhz CPU, a 16-color monitor, optional sound card, and it hasn’t been updated since it was released in 2001. :smack: :smack: