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you might want to check out a book called The Dead Zone by Stephen King. It has a similar premise. It's about a guy who wakes from a coma to discover that he can see the future of anyone he shakes hands with
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I think my mind would fracture and I'd develop multiple personalities that I'd have no control over. I could easily see the differences between the good and bad memories/emotions making me both a hero and a villain simultaneously.
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zangeif123 wrote:


uncletim wrote:

I would shake hands with Trump then write a tell all book and get mega rich


"This book is full lies. Complete garbage. The author posts on anime forums. Such a loser. Sad."


That's pretty good.
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I become a villain by extorting them anonymously. I then live a comfy life away from fucking people, as I imagine I'll hate them even more than I typically do.
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Thanks for the comments, cool people.
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hmm well probably wouldn't be the nicest power to have but i would likely try and make use of it somehow though i would try and use it sparingly
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I would shake hands with the people who come up with lottery numbers
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I could probably keep my current job, but I'd just tell my coworkers what my power was for all our sake.

Failing that, I'd probably find a job where I didn't come in direct contact with people, or become a post natal nurse, where the only people I'd be touching would be newborns, as there's not a lot of memory there and no secrets.

I could see myself possibly giving in to greed and becoming the most powerful palm reader to the rich in the world or a high dollar therapist. Presumably I could see memories the person has blocked out and consciously can't recall and get right to the heart of what's bothering them.

Or just shake hands with everyone in the current cabinet congress and bankrupt the ones I don't like because I'd have all their passwords, then send them detailed anonymous letters about their deepest darkest secrets, advising them to step down/retire, and go live a modest live out of the public eye.
Then use some of that money to go on a world tour to meet all the worlds leaders and moguls and repeat the process. The rest I'd put to use caring for the sick, housing the homeless and putting everyone to work building Starships, mobile suits, and parts for space colonies.
Oh, and filtered water and broadband for everyone everywhere. Free connection, you just pay for whatever content isn't free that you want.
And all cities wishing to be called cities will have smooth paved roads and sidewalks.

Not touching Donald Trump. Nothing useful in there at all. Not touching Putin either, as he'd probably poison me and I really don't want to know what's in the head of that thug. Might start a revolution or two. North Korea will be bombed - with food and notes advising "there's more of this if you take out that batshit insane dude in charge".

If I went full tyrant, any slavers, rapists or proponents of mutilation or honor killings or bride selling or that sort of crap will be publicly ground into fertilizer. Also mosquitoes will be global enemy #1.


But I have questions about this power.

If normal gloves don't block this power, what does? Metal? Stone? Plastic? Tomatoes? You could make clothes with those materials impregnated in them as shielding, although the gloves would still be odd.

If it can pass through objects covering my skin, what's the range? Could I ride the subway without fear of learning entirely too much about the people sitting next to me, though not directly touching?

How long do I need to be in contact with someone for the power to kick in?

Does it work I'm unconscious or asleep, or do I need to be awake to recognize the information I receive as something other than a vivid dream?

Are the people I touch aware of what's going on?

Will I know how to speak and think in the languages of the people I touch? (Ala Starfire when she kisses someone)

Finally, can I pass this power on to my offspring?
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