Pick five people from history, they can be anyone from your great grandparents to Alexander the Great. Then let's say you brought these people into the present, and were to show them what America and the world are like today. What would they think of how far humanity has come, what would they think of contemporary American politics? What would they think of the internet, Facebook, television, cell phones, and other technology that hadn't even been dreamed of when they were alive. What would you show them? What video games would you play with them? How would you represent the 21st century world to them? Who would be the five people you'd pick? For the sake of this argument, lets assume that what you show them wouldn't have any affect history or anything like that. I'd pick George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Julius Caesar. I'd tell them the political topics that people debate, and get their feedback on it. I'd have them join the forums I go to, including this one. I'd show them Facebook, and become friends with them. I'd show them movies like the original trilogy of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Inception, Zombieland, Battle: Los Angeles, and Saving Private Ryan. We'd play games like Mass Effect, StarCraft, Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, and we'd all play some really stupid scrub shooter like Call of Duty together. I'd also show them how we can instantly communicate with people from half way across the world in a second, and how America controls the entire world now. I'd also show them how we have information at our fingertips and show them their own Wikipedia pages. Discuss.