DevilApple227
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What are the cons and the pros of using the Stack Exchange reputation system as a currency?
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Pro's: it would be costless to mint new currency. Also, people would be paid for their knowledge and skill, just like in the real world. Cons: Rampant inflation. In just a few hours, someone can ...

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Ideas for 3rd eye abilities
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It's a bit of an unconventional super power, but I think it's a useful one: the ability to know. This essentially means that the character would be able to see the answer to any question, or ...

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How would magic work in a modern army
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Likely, the magicians would do one of three things. Case 1) They all band together and become supreme dictators of the world. This shouldn't be too hard, seeing as they can create magical creatures ...

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How would society react to docile zombies?
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What about organ-farming? At least based on most movies, zombies have incredibly powerful regeneration abilities. So how about you do something like this: you take sections of certain organs, cut ...

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Why could this dystopia work?
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Because he is all powerful. Consider this: he controls reality. If he controls electricity, he can literally control the thoughts and nerve-firings in someone brain. Thus, he can prevent any thoughts ...

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Flying Bike: Pilot Masks
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You would need speed, altitude, velocity towards ground, pockets of high/low pressure air, the possibility of infrared, radar, fuel, wind speed and heading, status updates about the bike, and visual ...

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Fighting Off an Alien Invasion
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Lots of people have already discussed this question, but I want to look at it from a slightly different angle. Why would aliens choose to deploy on the continents? The problem with humans is that we ...

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How do you defend against orbital bombardment?
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Why not just use the simple solution? Shoot a gun at the sky! I oversimplify, as it's obvious that a regular handgun round won't go into orbital height, but all you need is a device that will shoot ...

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How would society be affected by ultra-highspeed travel?
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This has already happened in history, though on a somewhat smaller scale. Consider this: before the age of the cargo airplane, travel speed was limited to the fastest truck or train. Because of that, ...

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Would a fighter pilot with an invincible space ship be able to conquer the galaxy?
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It depends on what you mean by invincible. There are certain things that you just cannot protect against. For example, if he got hit a blob on antimatter, some of his ship would combine with the ...

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building a pyramid with upgraded ancient Egyptian tech
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Things that would work: Well, you could build a large "cast" out of whatever material is easiest, then pour the concrete in. (By the way, this is assuming that building the cast would be much faster)...

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War's just a [meta]game, son!
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Why not do it "Ender's Game" style? For those of you who haven't read Ender's Game, it is a book about a brilliant child who eventually goes through a military school in which he plays "wargames." At ...

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What impact would a society that had no imprisonment have on the people in it?
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How about a "eye-for-eye" justice system? As the idea of justice is fairness, would this not be the ultimate way to guarantee equality? I.E if rob someone, the money is refunded to him plus the amount ...

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How do I effectively wage war against an aquatic alien species?
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It's a little bit of a crude solution, but it would work: remember what happens when you pour salt on a snail? In the same way, you just need to find a way to cause a large chemical unbalance on their ...

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What would a post-apocalyptic government be like?
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It seems (in the relative short term) that a totalitarian "Big Brother is watching" government would be the best. By exercising such absolute control, crime can be reduced (also temporarily) and ...

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How would aluminum work as medieval armor?
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The only true benefit for using aluminum is that it is light, but in the case of body armor, that's not necessarily too good of a thing. Of course, this isn't the main purpose of armor, but heavy ...

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