||[Feb. 15th, 2007|11:45 am]
The Question Club
1. You're visiting a fortune teller with a friend. After giving your friend her reading, she looks at you and says "OMG, I can see your future and...you will be seriously injured during a Jim Carey movie. I see a fight breaking out and you getting injured. Be careful!" You both leave and nervously laugh it off. Later that night, another friend calls you and asks if you want to go see the movie The Number 23, that new Jim Carey movie. This friend got opening night tickets in a poshy theatre, and there will be a couple celebrities attending, including one you rather fancy. It'll be fun, your friend says.|
Do you go? How seriously do you take the fortune teller's warning?
2. There's a future-seeing device that's invented. You're allowed to see the near-distant future and react to it, if you have to. You pay to use it, and in your vision of the future, you see yourself get hit by a car at a certain crosssection the following Tuesday at 2pm. You're flung through a window, and suffer a head injury. You end up in a coma for 5 years. You come to in the 6th year, which will involve primarily rehabilitation and recooperation. There's no lingering problems with your brain, and it's like exactly how it is right now: bright and functional. You find out in that year that due to the lawsuit pressed against the driver, you have 25million in your bank account. After that, the vision ends. Knowing what's in store
Do you go to the crosssection at that time? Would you sacrifice the next 5 years of your life to be very wealthy and never have to work again?