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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:51 AM
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If there were one "magic" power
humans could have, one that perhaps took learning and responsibility to use, what would it be?

I vote for the worldbuilding ability the D'ni have in the Myst game series. For those who don't know, they use a special combination of inks, paper, and language (and the recipie has to be exact) to describe whole alternate realities. The language is so scientifically descriptive that it creates a bridge to the reality written in the book. When the cover of the book is opened, a small image of the location the holder will go to is shown. If the holder of the book lays his hand on the image, he goes there. A linking book back to the originating world enables travel both ways.

I think we as humans would be able to utilize such a power. Any thoughts, or fantasies?

What 'magic power' would we humans have if it were up to you?
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:55 AM
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1. Compassion?
That would be my answer. Humans can have it, but many don't. We need to have mad passion.

More pertinently, I would say....super intelligence.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:58 AM
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2. 'super' as in.....?
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:59 AM by kgfnally
We're hyperintelligent when compared to anything else on our planet.

Are you talking about knowing current quantum conditions so well we can reliably predict the immediate future (given we know the current local quantum conditions re speed, position, and velocity, we can logically do so)?

Superintelligent how, exactly?
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:59 AM
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3. Like superintelligence....
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 02:01 AM by FDRrocks
as in "theres not plausible outcome to an Afghan or Iraqi war"... or "this policy is bullshit" or "this guy is lying" etc...

Knowledge is power! :)
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:02 AM
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4. Lordy.
That would be magic.

I was thinking literal magic. As in, do something 'simple', alter reality.

That kind of magic.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:04 AM
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5. flying
if people could fly, bye bye oil industry.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:23 AM
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6. wow, your nick
does 'Jenova' mean anything to you?
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:26 AM
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7. what do you know
of mother?
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:34 AM
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8. 'mother' means little to me
unless your mother was a creature that keeps coming back again... and again... and again... and...
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:35 AM
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9. mother is immortal *holds up her living, severd head*
now, bend to my will, puppet
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:26 AM
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10. in the game
it was a leg, but oh well... :)
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:17 PM
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11. no during aerith's rescue
they showed mother without her head, i took in at mt. nibel
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