Each major period in human history has been highlighted by some unique characteristics and trends. People's lifestyles varied from the simple but brutal conditions of ancient times to the modern day world of wonderful conveniences, paired up with complexities that previous generations couldn't even imagine.
If you move at a very fast pace in life and you're on your computer or smartphone most of the day, there's a good chance that we may be keeping you right here in the modern age. Should you tell us that you're a bit of a loner and you play video games most of the day, we're almost assured of going in this direction for you.
On the other hand, if the modern age has really got you down and you yearn for a more peaceful and simple existence, we're likely to be taking you back in time. The famous people, events and inventions that you feel the strongest connection to, these will tell us a lot about the period that you're sure to excel in.
For example, if you tell us that the wheel is the invention that has the biggest impact on your daily life and that you feel a strong call to visit the pyramids in Egypt, we're likely going to lean towards placing you in ancient times.
"Come along and ride on this fantastic voyage."
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