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  1. #1 Decision Maker 
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    Don't you just hate it when you're stuck in a situation where you just can't seem to decide between A and B? Both options seem equally good, but you know the outcomes will be totally different.

    Imagine if you had a tiny super computer that you could wear on your wrist. This super computer could analyze all information external and internal to you, and provide the best choice in terms of selectable factors. (such as career achievement, social development, etc.)
    My question is how would you use this device, if at all?

    Of course, if you used this device to make all your decisions in life, you might live the longest, be the richest, and achieved the most of you could ever be, but then your life would just like a movie - you would be passively experiencing everything.

    Would you selectively use this device? Such as very tough decisions or decisions based on safety reasons - Such as leaving your house at 6:35 instead of 6:30 pm and avoiding the fatal car that would hit you. Or would you shun the device all together and live life as it should be?


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    This supercomputer that you talk of, is the subconscious area of my mind.

    (It cant predict the future of course)


    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl607
    Don't you just hate it when you're stuck in a situation where you just can't seem to decide between A and B? Both options seem equally good, but you know the outcomes will be totally different.

    Imagine if you had a tiny super computer that you could wear on your wrist. This super computer could analyze all information external and internal to you, and provide the best choice in terms of selectable factors. (such as career achievement, social development, etc.)
    My question is how would you use this device, if at all?

    Of course, if you used this device to make all your decisions in life, you might live the longest, be the richest, and achieved the most of you could ever be, but then your life would just like a movie - you would be passively experiencing everything.

    Would you selectively use this device? Such as very tough decisions or decisions based on safety reasons - Such as leaving your house at 6:35 instead of 6:30 pm and avoiding the fatal car that would hit you. Or would you shun the device all together and live life as it should be?
    Sounds like a normal episode in Stargate...
    omg! 20 minz till stargate!!!!
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    I wouldn't use the computer very much. I want to be the one to make the decisions in my life and be the only one responsible, when it comes to social, life,love and other issues I don't think a computer could understand or calculate all the possibilities. That being said sometimes it would be nice to have all the information at you fingertips but the main decision would be left to me.
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