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reading sucks. I wish there's a way I can download knowledge into my brain. Think about it, if people could do that, humanity would make more advancements in a couple of generations than all of human history.

also, immortality would be nice, the one that wolverine has. I don't really care about the claws, just don't let me die.

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I'd say super memory, because I love to read but my memory kind of sucks so I have to study a lot before I know things well enough. My boyfriend's "studying" consists of skimming through notes briefly before tests and he does better on them than I do! Eternal Sunshine-esque memory would be good too for unpleasant or useless memories you'd like to forget. 

Super speed and flying would be a cool combo too. You could be your own private jet!

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Just give me Phoenix's powers, telepathy and telekinesis. That would be really awesome, I could use it for not having to pay for study books, or for always being able to catch the bus. Also, I would finally know what my dog is thinking all the time!

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On 5/10/2016 at 6:48 PM, Danger_Zone said:

I'd say super memory, because I love to read but my memory kind of sucks so I have to study a lot before I know things well enough. My boyfriend's "studying" consists of skimming through notes briefly before tests and he does better on them than I do! Eternal Sunshine-esque memory would be good too for unpleasant or useless memories you'd like to forget. 

Super speed and flying would be a cool combo too. You could be your own private jet!

 
 

I'd want the same. There's actually a real condition for this. It's called Hyperthymesia. It's almost what people think an eidetic memory is.

You can find a few interviews with people who have it. It's pretty creepy. They can recall exactly what happened 20 years ago, in precise detail. Although it's not all giggles. Some things in one's life are probably better forgotten.

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On 5/10/2016 at 0:48 AM, Danger_Zone said:

I'd say super memory, because I love to read but my memory kind of sucks so I have to study a lot before I know things well enough. My boyfriend's "studying" consists of skimming through notes briefly before tests and he does better on them than I do! Eternal Sunshine-esque memory would be good too for unpleasant or useless memories you'd like to forget. 

Super speed and flying would be a cool combo too. You could be your own private jet!

My family joke that I have an eidetic memory. I don't (although I'd love one). I am lucky that I remember the picture of how I've read stuff, so I can visualise the page where I read it. It's just a case of associating the content with key features on the page and I'll remember it for a decent amount of time. This does lead to random associations though!! 

For superpowers, I always wanted the ability to read people's minds but having seen various interpretations of this in popular culture over the years I'm less attracted to it. I reckon teleportation would be my pick. Immediate transportation to new places. Yeah that sounds awesome! 

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I think the super memory would be nicely complemented by a better processor. I believe that hyperthymesia is a condition typically associated with savants. There's also a theory out there that suggests that the reason why we forget stuff is because our mind is disposing of unimportant info to make room for the important stuff. So it's like clearing the cache to make life a little easier.. so to speak. But I'm no brain surgeon 

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3 hours ago, MarineBluePsy said:

Teleportation!  I'm sick of transportation hassles and just want to beam myself wherever I want to be at the right time.

This would be my choice too. I'd love to not have to choose between living in a place I like and working at an institution with the resources to advance my career! :)

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18 minutes ago, St Andrews Lynx said:

...or the ability to stop time. 

I pondered this as I was a huge fan of Out of This World, but then I wondered if it would really work the way we think it would or would be like dvr freezing where everything else is really happening but you don't see it.  Hmmm....

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I'm also team teleportation! It has the benefits of flying without the hassle of worrying about weather, birds, planes, etc. I would like the way night crawler teleports, where he travels between these weird universe holes. Plus you can go anywhere! I would enjoy being invisible too. That way you can really decompress and escape the outside world.

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On 5/25/2016 at 8:35 AM, drivingthoughts said:

Not really a super-power, but I would love to get my hands on Hermione's time turner. That would make work-life balance so much easier...

Absolutely - the ability to be in multiple places at the same time would be extremely beneficial.

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I'm definitely on the teleportation team! Of course, I'd only use it for travel outside of town, where I'd otherwise have to use a car or bus or plane or train, because I despise all of the time wasted traveling, especially when I'm the driver and can't even read. And if I could teleport, not only could I visit my family whenever I want, for as long as I want, but I could live anywhere and still get to campus on time for class ;) I could go out to lunch with my partner, which would normally necessity 3 hours including transport time, and be back in no time at all! I'd really like this power the best.

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I knoooow. I'm trying my best to get faster at reading before my graduate program restarts...

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