I avoid my younger self like the plague. Don’t want him growing up to be someone besides me.
My future self, however, I will hunt down and torture for information. Which feeds back to the “avoid my younger self” plan
@heartny You could download a bunch of stuff before you go back in time from Netflix or whatnot and show that to them. The WiFi might not exist, nor could you make a call without cell towers, but you could show yourself the games, camera, apps, etc. in theory. Just seeing a mini pocket computer/phone/digital camera/gps would’ve blown my younger self’s mind.
honestly, i can’t really think of anything tech-y that young me would care about because old me doesn’t really care about it. don’t get me wrong, it’s wild and wonderful and all, but just not really my thing. i would much rather visit my partner as a kid - we actually bring up fairly often how cool (and hilarious) it would be to blow his lil mind by showing him a current video game. specifically one of the lifelike shooters.
I think a digital camera with a plug-in charger or one that runs on batteries. … No, definitely the wall-charger one. Young me wouldn’t have enough money for batteries all the time. I’d have to throw in enough storage media to last a long, long time too. Maybe some extra lithium batteries for it too.
I didn’t take enough pictures of special events and friends growing up.
All the tech I like now needs the internet. Unless cars count as tech I could bring back…but I had a lot of cool cars anyway. Well, they were cool to me at least.
@therealjrn I’d go with digital camera too. A really boss SLR digital camera. My younger self (around age 7) started taking pictures with a 110 camera, then I bought my dad’s Pentax K1000 35mm camera from him (around age 12) and used it for actual photography classes up until I graduated from HS. Then I used it throughout college for photography classes. My first digital camera wasn’t available until I was around 20, but they were crap. I didn’t buy my first one until my mid to late 20s. So yea, a boss digital SLR (like the one I own now) would’ve blown my little mind and really fed the blossoming passion for my art.