EA Superpower?! 馃構

post by aaronmayer 路 2021-07-16T19:16:36.817Z 路 EAGW4 comments

This is a question post.

If you could have one superpower, what would be the most EA thing you could do with it? i.e. how could you maximally benefit the world with any single superpower?

Bonus points for economy: find the minimax of high impact and low magic.


answer by saulius2021-07-16T23:18:43.271ZEA(p) 路 GW(p)

鈥ND I SHOW YOU HOW DEEP THE RABBIT HOLE GOES is a great slatestarcodex story which explores what can be done with different superpowers. I'd take the black pill which on the face of it looks like low magic.

comment by Linch2021-07-17T00:06:39.694ZEA(p) 路 GW(p)

I'd want the orange pill, I think. 

answer by GMcGowan2021-07-16T20:59:43.753ZEA(p) 路 GW(p)

There is a fantastic short story about an EA superman. Quite indulgent but I highly recommend: 

There were two words that Superman lived by, and they were 鈥減ay me鈥.

His time was auctioned off in blocks of five minutes. He didn鈥檛 need to sleep, so he stopped sleeping, which meant that there were 288 blocks of his time available per day, with ten blocks set aside for administration. It was rare that any of these blocks went for less than a million dollars, which meant that after his first full year in operation as Superman, he made over a hundred billion dollars. If he were a nation, he would have been ranked 63rd, just below Morocco.


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