The World has just received an official communication: on December the 21st 2022 we will receive a special visit.
Techno Mage Master Balmelgas will be visiting Earth on his wonder ship Sol Invictus.
His purpose: to adopt a Rose.
In exchange he will give to the World one material we may need. Just one but in any quantity we may choose.
His powers are unfathomable. He may raise sea levels by 100 meters, make a mountain chain made of solid gold in the Sahara desert or a ring of diamonds around the largest city.
World leaders, in a rare moment of enlighment, have decided to collaborate and ask something that will benefit mankind as a whole. Specifically the request must be thus that world economy has the best possible improvement. Benefits are going to be distributed to everyone.
The problem is Governments are at a loss about what to ask.
Can the wise people at Stack Exchange help?
What material would provide the most improvement to world economy?
- a small sample of the material must be provided by World governments so that it can be replicated in the required quantity. No Unobtanium.
- the material must be simple. It can be a metal, a molecule, a polymer but no more that 3 elements in it. E.g. the molecule of Methane CH4 or Glucose C6H12O6 are admitted. Ammonium acetate NH4CH3CO2 is not.
- delivery will be agreed upon so that no accidents may happen.
- World governments will have to provide containment to the material, if needed. E.g. it 's fine to ask for 1000 tons of Plutonium. Delivered material will be beamed directly in containment cells all over the world if such is the request. But the containment of the material must not become too much of an economic burden.
- Effects on world economy must be considered. Specifically the law of offer and demand. Would the abundance of the material make it worthless? Or would the boost in economy be such that demand would stay high?
- Redistribution of the generated wealth is not a concern in choosing the material. Let's just assume that global economic gains are going to be accounted for and equally redistributed.
- only a material will be provided, not any specific structure made of that material. E.g. no space elevator magically appearing in place. The Mage provides the material but the hard work is up to us.
- Techno Mage Master Balmelgas will leave by January the 6th 2023. By then all the required material will be delivered. This means that something like a river that will keep flowing after the 6th of January is not a feasible request.
Please specify how the choosen material would improve world economy.
If possible (not strictly required) specify quantity to require. If not specified Governments are just going to ask for A LOT of it, as much as reasonably possible.
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