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If you had the power to grant yourself one animal ability. What would it be?

I would take a ability from the Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish. I would continuously revert back to my youth and live on for a very long time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFLSqvFO_Aw
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_dohrnii


Ditto.
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Being the queen, commanding and breeding my own army, etc.


I half expected you to pick the pig for the half hour long orgasm.


Seriously? That's a thing?! Oh well, the orgasms of my species can last twice as long.


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The ability to fly like an eagle, to the sea.. get it? yohohoho


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VividDreamZ wrote:
I would take a ability from the Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish. I would continuously revert back to my youth and live on for a very long time.


You'd really want to repeatedly go through puberty?

Backwards?

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I'd like to have thick layers of blubber like a sperm whale's so i'll be practically invincible when anything hits me.
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I'd definitely pick a squid, octopus or jellyfish so I can have tentacles. I'd rather be an E. Coli cell though.
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The agility of a leopard.
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VividDreamZ wrote:
I would take a ability from the Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish. I would continuously revert back to my youth and live on for a very long time.


You'd really want to repeatedly go through puberty?

Backwards?

>.>

Going through puberty is miniscule compared to the overall ability I will receive. My actual puberty wasn't that bad growing up. Each time I am able to revert back, the puberty effects will more than likely be different but I willing to make that sacrifice.
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Going through puberty is miniscule compared to the overall ability I will receive. My actual puberty wasn't that bad growing up. Each time I am able to revert back, the puberty effects will more than likely be different but I willing to make that sacrifice.


I guess, but you'd be going all Benjamin Button and reverting back to an infant stage. You'd lose cognitive function and memories. Sure you would regain them again as you grew back up, but you would not be the same person and have no mental connection between current you and new you. New you would have no knowledge of being immortal and old you wouldn't get to enjoy it as they would cease to exist. Plus you would not be immortal in an invincible sense and still vulnerable to disease, injury, etc.

Yes, I know, I am the cursed monkey's paw of wishful fulfillment.

Humans only age and die because we're basically programmed by nature to do so. You'd be better off wishing for regenerative abilities from any number of animals or something like lobsters who likewise have a sort of immortal cell thing going on but without having to age revert.

Alternatively, just wish for the power of a water bear. Those things are farking invincible. >.>




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VividDreamZ wrote:
Going through puberty is miniscule compared to the overall ability I will receive. My actual puberty wasn't that bad growing up. Each time I am able to revert back, the puberty effects will more than likely be different but I willing to make that sacrifice.


I guess, but you'd be going all Benjamin Button and reverting back to an infant stage. You'd lose cognitive function and memories. Sure you would regain them again as you grew back up, but you would not be the same person and have no mental connection between current you and new you. New you would have no knowledge of being immortal and old you wouldn't get to enjoy it as they would cease to exist. Plus you would not be immortal in an invincible sense and still vulnerable to disease, injury, etc.

Yes, I know, I am the cursed monkey's paw of wishful fulfillment.

Humans only age and die because we're basically programmed by nature to do so. You'd be better off wishing for regenerative abilities from any number of animals or something like lobsters who likewise have a sort of immortal cell thing going on but without having to age revert.

Alternatively, just wish for the power of a water bear. Those things are farking invincible. >.>


I didn't think the transdifferentiation process reverted the Turritopsis dohrnii back to the infant stages. It was my understanding that I would be reverted back to a younger state. What if I had the ability to control what cells I convert protecting my brain cells? To gain this ability I would hope to have some control over the transdifferentiation. Since jelly fish have no eyes, nose, ears, brain or heart. Acquiring this ability would be different for a human being. I would have to fully understand my limitations and carefully plan for contingencies.

The threat of death, disease and injury would be inevitable, I would hope to get at least 2-3 cycles to repeat life. If not then I tried. I did think of all the pros and cons before I decided my choice. If I do revert back to my infant stages beyond my will that would be a gray area that I would need to think about. I would possibly leave detailed notes for my future self if I cannot protect my brain cells and memory.

I agree, we die due to natures rules. Older people die as cells slowly stop dividing, regenerating, as a result die at a faster rate which leads the door open to get sick, diseases and other health issues.

You make great points Runec. Great to finally have a discussion with you. Figured one day we would.

I admit your choice is a spectacular choice. The ability to go without food and water for 30 years and being able to withstanding up to 150 degrees Celsius is amazing enough.

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This is a hard one. I mean I could have the ability to forget nothing, punches the power of the sun, tentacles, or the ability to change gender at will. I can't possibly decide. T_T
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The threat of death, disease and injury would be inevitable, I would hope to get at least 2-3 cycles to repeat life. If not then I tried. I did think of all the pros and cons before I decided my choice. If I do revert back to my infant stages beyond my will that would be a gray area that I would need to think about. I would possibly leave detailed notes for my future self if I cannot protect my brain cells and memory.


If the goal is only 2-3 cycles more of life then you definitely want regeneration/cell longevity ala lobsters or something. So you're more resistant to disease and injury too. Plus you can make long term investment plans and use multiple identities to exploit pensions and life insurance policies. Retire as a spry but graying ( dyed ) 65 year old, live in seclusion for 10 years then take on the identity of your own son to collect your own pension and life insurance. With some well laid plans and investments you could spent life 2 or 3 in quite comfortable wealth. -.-

I mean there's no sense living for 300 years if you spend half of them homeless after all.




VividDreamZ wrote:Great to finally have a discussion with you. Figured one day we would.


Normally people seem to say that while shaking their fist and staring at me from across a moonlit field in western Europe while a village in the distance quietly burns to the ground.



VividDreamZ wrote:
I admit your choice is a spectacular choice. The ability to go without food and water for 30 years and being able to withstanding up to 150 degrees Celsius is amazing enough.


Also space, you can even survive in space!
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This is a hard one. I mean I could have the ability to forget nothing, punches the power of the sun, tentacles, or the ability to change gender at will. I can't possibly decide. T_T


Pistol shrimp punch would be entertaining. Impractical, but entertaining.
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runec wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
The threat of death, disease and injury would be inevitable, I would hope to get at least 2-3 cycles to repeat life. If not then I tried. I did think of all the pros and cons before I decided my choice. If I do revert back to my infant stages beyond my will that would be a gray area that I would need to think about. I would possibly leave detailed notes for my future self if I cannot protect my brain cells and memory.


If the goal is only 2-3 cycles more of life then you definitely want regeneration/cell longevity ala lobsters or something. So you're more resistant to disease and injury too. Plus you can make long term investment plans and use multiple identities to exploit pensions and life insurance policies. Retire as a spry but graying ( dyed ) 65 year old, live in seclusion for 10 years then take on the identity of your own son to collect your own pension and life insurance. With some well laid plans and investments you could spent life 2 or 3 in quite comfortable wealth. -.-

I mean there's no sense living for 300 years if you spend half of them homeless after all.




VividDreamZ wrote:Great to finally have a discussion with you. Figured one day we would.


Normally people seem to say that while shaking their fist and staring at me from across a moonlit field in western Europe while a village in the distance quietly burns to the ground.



VividDreamZ wrote:
I admit your choice is a spectacular choice. The ability to go without food and water for 30 years and being able to withstanding up to 150 degrees Celsius is amazing enough.


Also space, you can even survive in space!

LOL, no fist shaking on my end. I actually like to have my mind stimulated and have a good discussion about things.

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