If you could pick the point along the time-line of earths checkerd history which you would live your one shot at life on earth, when would you live? Remember... statistically speaking, the odds of you being born where you were born and to what class you were born are going to be skewed, to say the least. What if you could pick the time and place? The only life this average Joe would trade for paved roads with affordable machines to run on them, cell phones, computers and air conditioning would be Hawaii, circa 1200 AD. I believe it's pointless to ask if anyone would choose to be born in to a family in control of fewer resources.