One upgrade?

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PostOne upgrade?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:05 pm

If we ever developed the ability to beam a skill into your brain in the way they do in the Matrix and we could only choose one (but it's at a really high level so equivalent to an F1 engineer or published writer) what would you choose?

I think I'd go with baker as I love cake and I think being able to make awesome cakes for everyone would be pretty satisfying. Sure, I doubt I'd become rich and it may indeed be quite hard work but at least it would have sky high job satisfaction and I get to try some cakes I've never had before as I try out my new skill.

To be fair it would be a tough choice as second on my list would be screen writer just so I could send in amazing scripts for Star Trek and then make enough money to buy Wizards of the Coast and finally make a D&D film that isn't a strawberry floating travesty (it doesn't have to be good just not so bad I want to kill everyone involved would be nice) as then I could die happy.

So, what would you choose?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: One upgrade?
by rinks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:14 pm

Nothing for me, thanks.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Ironhide » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:28 pm

Photographic memory.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Karl_ » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:31 pm

I would like to be able to sing perfectly. Like, whatever I'm imagining in my head - whether it's a soprano singing opera or, like, Barry White - that's what comes out.

There's no real reason I just think it would be a cool talent to have.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Moggy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm

Language. To be able to understand, speak, read and write every language.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Met » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm

Probably languages, tbh. Far too lazy to learn, even without taking the decision of which one to follow into account.

But if I could just lie down for a minute and wake up being fluent in Japanese the day before I go on holiday, then a few months later do the same for Swedish, we'd be golden.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:49 pm

Definitely languages. I've tried teaching myself French, but outside of pleasentries I find it difficult to retain much of what I've attempted to learn.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Pedz » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:56 pm

To not be me.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Ironhide » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Definitely languages. I've tried teaching myself French, but outside of pleasentries I find it difficult to retain much of what I've attempted to learn.


Je suis terrible a Francais.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Dowbocop » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm

I would choose to know what women want, like in the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ.

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by Moggy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:39 pm

Dowbocop wrote:I would choose to know what women want, like in the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ.


All you want is to hang around with Danny Glover?

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Vermilion » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:08 pm

Moggy wrote:Language. To be able to understand, speak, read and write every language.


Yep, definitely this.

Though being able to play the piano (or a guitar) at a professional standard would be a close second.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by LightWanderer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:55 pm

To be able to walk into a room with other people and not have a mental breakdown

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:00 pm

Pete you know baking isn't even difficult? There's a bit of a skill gap between baking a cake and being an F1 engineer. You just need to find a recipe and do it. Obviously if you want to get fancy and go crazy with decorations it's a bit harder. But just baking a cake to eat is incredibly easy.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Pete you know baking isn't even difficult? There's a bit of a skill gap between baking a cake and being an F1 engineer. You just need to find a recipe and do it. Obviously if you want to get fancy and go crazy with decorations it's a bit harder. But just baking a cake to eat is incredibly easy.


I'm on about baking at a level akin to the guys on Bake-Off the professionals.

I am thinking that being able to speak any language would be pretty darn amazing though and would certainly make travel much more relaxing and fun.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Mommy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:01 am

Pornographic memory.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Errkal » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 am

Probably stock marketing or something.
If you could do that blindingly well you make a strawberry floating fortune at which point you can retire and learn to do whatever hell you want whilst leaving the awesome bot setup I made running to make more money while I learn to do stuff.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Preezy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:23 am

Would be nice to fart less, so that I guess.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Curls » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:43 am

Confidence. I wanna be like Potter on Felix felicis every minute of every day goddammit.

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PostRe: One upgrade?
by Dual » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:45 am

Pedz wrote:To not be me.


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