Friday, 24 July 2009

Three wishes to change your view of the world?

If you had three wishes, but could only use them to change your perception of the world, what would you wish for? Personally, I've always wondered what it would be like to see ultraviolet and infrared, so I'd wish to see a bit beyond the human-visible EM spectrum. I also think it would be cool to sense magnetic fields. As for a third wish, I'm stumped.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - That is, unless super reflexes counts as a perception difference.
PPS - I'm pretty sure it doesn't.


littlemissrandom said...

I'd like to be able to hear people's thoughts and sense people's emotions, although, I think I'm pretty good at that second one already.

It would also be very cool to have thermal imaginging/elfsight.

John said...

Hearing other people's thoughts sounds kind of cool, though I expect I'd get tired of hearing everything. I'd want that with the caveat that I can turn it on and off at will.

littlemissrandom said...

Well obviously. Ditto for the emotions. I imagine that a U2 concert or football game would be boring/overwhelming.

John said...

Especially sitting next to the die-hard fans. Two hours of "OMG! OMG! OMG!" is tiring enough out loud. Projected directly into my brain it would surely cause a massive aneurism.