Re: Open question thread
On the superpower question, I'd take the intangibility.
Problems with immortality? Too numerous to count:
- Your life isn't suddenly going to change. You'll be in the exact same situation you are now with the added difficulty of constantly cutting ties with everyone.
- We're growing into quite the surveillance society, unless you move to the third world you're going to end up locked in a government lab somewhere.
- Everyone you love will grow old and die while you don't.
- If science solves the problem of aging within the next 100 years your wish was useless, you'll be in a lab somewhere or cruising around the sub-Sahara while everyone else is living in a high tech society.
Problems with perfect mind wish?
- Even if you know how to do something it doesn't mean you have the resources to do it.
- Macguvering stuff together on the cheap is just as magical as shooting lightning bolts out of your cock, it's not possible in reality.
- Intelligence does not equal motivation. If you know the the 1000 problems you need to solve to break the speed of light and it'd going to take the rest of your life to raise investment capital, solve the equations, and manufacture all the precursors; you're not going to be motivated to do it.
- When we were kids, everything was fun. The more you know and understand, the more boring the universe becomes. The hunt for novelty would soon become desperate.
At least if you could turn intangible at will/reflexively you could rob your way to great riches, and you'd be impossible to lock up or murder if you fucked up and got caught. Plus you could like, KALI MAH people you didn't like. Mentalist would just make life too easy, and I know for sure I'd end up evil as fuck with such abilities.
On the poop/pee question, never pooping no contest. Pooping is a serious drag, especially if you're travelling. You can pee anywhere.
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