This kind of boils down to what era you'd rather be in, right?
Everybody would consider the area that is right for them is what they'd enjoy more, not what would supply more virtue. Which is a good way to view it. Can I choose the future? Cause I think, even though I'm only in high school, I have gotten used to my lifestyle that the wanting technology in the past would leave me depressed. Although you are looking at being 'born' without knowing what the present era is like first.
I think I'd prefer the era today though if I were to choose. Its a big plus I suppose that I skipped both world wars, but there is always the possibility of a third. And then there are epidemics to come, global warming is a questionable occurrence (even though I believe it is a waste of time to prevent and is an inevitable part of the cycle). I doubt I'd enjoy being a part of the lower class of the average society back then than that of today, when universal suffrage, and emancipation were never thought of.