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    Default What would you do if you were omnipotent?

    Imagine that you have unlimited powers. You can't defy logic, but you can freely alter the reality, e.g. make something disappear, imagine physical objects into existence, and even erase entire universe (including yourself or not) as well as create a new one from scratch. You're still human, meaning that you're limited by your physical body, but nothing stops you from modifying it (like making yourself effectively immortal).

    1. What would you do at first?
    2. What would you change in the world around you?
    3. If you chose not to die, how would you spend the eternity?

    I think I know my answers, but I'm not going to post them yet - I'd like to see some of yours first.

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    I'd become a trickster goddess of music and nature. Not evil, and definitely not good.

    I would not deceive or require people to worship me, and I probably wouldn't care if they did, and I wouldn't be malicious to followers. I may benefit people if it's according to my whims since I really have nothing against doing so.

    Unless people are asshats and just happen to catch my attention at the wrong place and the wrong time, at which point I will turn them into toads, if I'm in that mood. Or I might just see what they do and see how other people handle them.

    Or I might turn people into cupcakes just because.

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    I would actually keep these powers a secret. Fame isn't my desire. Are we allowed to make our family live forever also? What about getting rid of all causes of death completely and colonizing other planets while solving world hunger? I'd do these. Also I'd be super rich and get whatever material goods I desired.

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    Unless people are asshats and just happen to catch my attention at the wrong place and the wrong time, at which point I will turn them into toads, if I'm in that mood. Or I might just see what they do and see how other people handle them.

    Or I might turn people into cupcakes just because.

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    I would swim through space. And then glide through time. I would live inside my favorite people. I'd performance art where everyone had the same physical sensation in moment. I'd sink to the bottom of the ocean.

    I'd live simultaneous lives of every choice I've ever had.

    I wouldn't live forever

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    An eternal existence of subterfuge, sowing sequential social subsidence - one civilization after another, cultivating their wants and needs time after time only to smash them back down into chaotic disarray.

    Humans are surprisingly resilient. It will be fun to watch them build and build again.

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    1. What would you do at first?
    I would annihilate all suffering at a universal level.
    2. What would you change in the world around you?
    Happiness would be shared among everyone and hence it would be perfect.
    3. If you chose not to die, how would you spend the eternity?
    A journey without end to the very edge of infinity would commence in an epic quest for meaning.

    @Rad3k this is actually the most interesting thread theme I have ever seen on this forum. The question of what one as powerful as God would do, whatever that may be, is one that crosses the very artifical boundaries of thought itself, as well as a means of acheivement towards a divine destination. No effort could be better spent than this lofty accomplishment.

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    At first I would probably just explore, try to figure out how it all works. The universe in general, biological life, then I would take a good look at humans - I would try to undestand why the world is the way it is.

    But from then, things could become problematic. If I could do anything I wanted without any effort, I'd hardly get any satisfaction from it. With no real challenge, it would quickly get incredibly boring. I would try to limit my power in some way, come up with some rules and obey them. Say, if my aim was to end all wars, I could make it a challenge by agreeing to do it only by making people laugh uncontrollably, with a limit of one person at once.

    @RaptorWizard
    I'm not sure about eradicating all evil (whatever it is) and making everyone happy. Would it be even possible without turning poeple into mindless zombies, unconditionally programmed for happiness? Without taking away their free will? Would happiness have any meaning if there was no suffering? By the way, I'm glad that you find it an interesting topic

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    At first I thought: "An evil god? Man, it would suck to be human even more than it does now!", but then... Would you even need to do anything?

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    Or I might turn people into cupcakes just because.
    Like when you're hungry?

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    I am glad you caught the satire. I don't need to do anything, but if I am to see the levels of cataclysm I dream of, intervention will be a necessity

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    I would create create create. Firstly, I would invent all possible worlds and fill them with all possible being then I would EXPLORE EXPLORE EXPLORE!!!! One example, would be for example whole worlds dedicated to random experiments like a "cancer" world that was composed largely of uncontrolled self-replicating cells. Yes, cancers would still exist. There would be extremely low entropy worlds where humans could live for 1,000 years and roiling magnetic dynamos that encircle galaxies. There would be universes of negative curvature and biochemistries with hydrogen flouride as a solvent and there would be universes composed of fantasy creatures like unicorns and gnomes, and nightmare worlds of vampires and werewolves, and worlds with space faring klingons, worlds where the christian god was real and in charge of the planet, worlds were Ganesh, Isis, Neptune, Marduk, Wolverine, etc walked freely. Worlds where the nerds would be gods haha and worlds of cannibalistic gluttony worlds Persia conquered greece where the Mayans fought off spanish invasion where Seleucia did not fall and all of these worlds would interact and create further insanity like zombie borg alexander the great fights the tyranids for control of the planet dune. It would be a place of much wonder and beauty where hive minds of nanobots learn to fall in love and the permittivity of free space would be a song composed of the motions of the matter entanglement density of a given hilbert space completion.
    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Erase the universe and everyone in it, sit around until I got bored, and then think of as many ways as possible the previous universe could have been improved and create that new universe. Rinse and repeat. I'd figure out what else to do from there. That's just what immediately comes to mind.
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