If you got 4 wishes, what would you wish for?
Since you can't have any wishes around the mechanics of wishing:
1) Immortality that, if I (and only I, which includes future versions of me in case I get trolled into the me of the future not being able to opt out of it) opt out of can I die. The form of immortality must be non-ageing past peak condition rather than letting me grow older and older physically to permanent deterioration that I have to live through as I'm too mentally deranged to consent to die.
2) Genius IQ, most intelligent of all humans as far as my brain size will allow, should not expand my head too much or disfigure it too ugly to achieve this.
3) Eidetic memory
4) insane healing rate that I can slow at will so as to trick scientists who may experiment on me if I was caught for what I am.
If 4 was part of the definition of immortality and if they wouldn't allow me to slow it at will, I would then want to never have to sleep. the reason I would want that instead of telekinesis which is my next ranked wish is because if/when I am tested or captured, it is in my sleep that I could be made totally vulnerable. Immortality doesn't mean much when they trap you and stick things inside you.
1. To be a lawyer as soon as I got out of high school, with all knowledge required.
I don’t think you’re cut out for the law seeing as your knowledge of American law is dreadful
2. To move to either Seattle or Boston.
Has to be better than Walton’s mountain
3. To have much better internet.
Still waiting for that in Hicksville are you ?
4. To include a rule about rape in the Torah.
That’s the most bizarre and useless wish I’ve ever read as are your other three, you will need a miracle to qualify as a lawyer maybe you should stick with hog farming
1: Prioritizing the advancement of science and technology over superstition, war, or other examples of small-mindedness, and performing feats of engineering just because we can. Starting with putting a person on Mars.
2: For people to stop being so damn determined to find reasons to kill each other. If we could even get to the point that we'd be able to have worldwide denuclearization, all the better.
3: Establishment of programs to ensure everyone has adequate food, water, and health care worldwide.
4: A few trillion dollars. Yeah, after all that, I'll have one selfish wish, please.
1. For my children to live a long, happy and healthy life, as well as their children and so on.
2. To have Naruto's Kage Bunshin no Jutsu ability
3. To be able to remember anything I read and pull up the knowledge at any point in time I choose.
4. For me and my family to be successful in anything we apply ourselves to. (may change my mind later on this one)
1. World Unity and Peace.
2. End all hunger, poverty and suffering.
3. To not have to sleep (thank you for the idea, Mingiwuwu).
4. The ability to know the consequence of any action I do.
I have a few others just in case the genie gives me more wishes (trillions of dollars, a perfect personality, a long life to all my family members, etc.), but since it's only four, the ones above are my definitive choices.
Free narc food? Sure
That's about it isn't it? Technology should be able to cover just about everything else, assuming it has to be possible in our universe.
I'd love to have an improved brain, but that's something I reckon everyone would be capable of attaining eventually. In particular, three things that have advanced our understanding the most in order of appearance are communication, writing and processing. As I see it, communication is a form of building on each others ideas. Memory and parallel thought covers this, which we can attain rather easily with computers already. Writing is a form of memory. Processing would just be raw power, allowing faster completion of tasks. All these things should be possible through physical integration with either machines or with each other. Something which is inevitable.
I can't even think of any ability I could possibly want which I believe technology couldn't eventually achieve. Even the initial wish of immortality. The hard part is surviving until that point. I suppose I'd just save the remaining wishes until there's something otherwise unattainable becomes apparent. I think wishing for happiness or something I think would bring me happiness is stupid. As I see it happiness is the consequence of fulfilled wishes. I'd need infinite wishes to remain happy. Even the popularised species-wide goal that is relationships are only temporary relief with a longer lifespan. Maybe we live too long already? Still, can't stop wanting to see what happens in 10 years, 100 years, 1000 years...
But that's not what this is about, right? Other stuff I like or think is important...
2. Games. I want to play video games as if I lived in them. Perfect VR. Neural interface, or a piece of equipment to deceive every sense. Then I want to experience everything every developer has to offer. There is some beautiful stuff out there just with today's means.
3. Ability to change myself at whim. I don't like the human condition, I want to tweak it. Most of our functions from physical to instinct to mental and also most of our mass is dedicated to surviving as an individual and as a species. Almost everything we are can be traced to sex or adaptation or even just existing as a physical entity. I don't want to be a tool, a product of the random selection I believe put us here. I'll change myself to better suit my desires, rather than the me that exists now, which appears to have been designed for sex, competition and thermodynamic compatibility.
4. I don't like to admit it, but for other people to exist always, which I can interact with, like now. I don't know what life would be like or what I would want after 100 years or more, whether people are even interested in each other after that long. But so far, either other people or their work are the most interesting thing I've found. Far easier and more interesting than absorbing myself in myself or my own work.