Everyone Gets New Abilities Overnight.... What Changes?

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In summary, the conversation discusses three unique abilities that people could randomly receive overnight. The first ability is octopus-like sucker plates on hands, fingers, and feet, which can be used to stick to surfaces and taste or smell things before consuming them. The second ability is the ability to spew out blue gas that irritates others and compels them to answer any question truthfully for a few minutes. The final ability is a prehensile cat tail with smell holes and enhanced hearing, as well as retractable claws on the forefingers. The conversation also speculates on how the world would change if everyone received one of these abilities, and the bonus question asks which ability the listener would choose, with the caveat that the changes are
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just want to know how life would change if people randomly received one of these abilities per person overnight.

Ability 1: Octopus sucker plates on hands and fingers and feet. Can use them to stick to stuff (can hold up a box with one hand now by sticking your hand to it) or to taste stuff/smell stuff before you put it in your mouth. You can also toggle the taste on and off. Climbing walls would still be really hard, since although you can stick, lifting your own bodyweight is hard.

Ability 2: Can spew out blue gas from your mouth which irritates other peoples eyes, but more importantly, it compels them to answer truthfully any question that YOU ask them. At least for a few minutes before the effect wears off. A person may run from you but if you ask them a question and they are under the influence they will say the answer truthfully as loud as they need to for you to clearly hear them.

Ability 3: You get a furry long cat tail and furry cat ears. The tail is no ordinary cat tail but is prehensile, and also has smell holes at the tip that can detect scent as good as a dog. In other words, simply by waving the tip of your tail over the floor, you can detect where a person last was to where they where earlier in the day. You also get enhanced hearing via cat ears but lack human ears. And you get retractable forefinger joint claws. Useful for opening boxes and cutting bags/envelopes etc.

How does the world change in a year if everyone receives one of the abilities each?

Bonus: Unlike most people, you can choose which ability you want, so which is it? These changes are permanent and cannot be undone.
 
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Related to Everyone Gets New Abilities Overnight.... What Changes?

1. How did everyone suddenly get new abilities overnight?

There is currently no scientific explanation for this phenomenon. It is believed to be a spontaneous mutation or evolutionary leap that occurred in the human population.

2. What kind of abilities are people getting?

The abilities vary greatly and are not limited to any specific category. Some people may develop physical abilities such as increased strength or speed, while others may develop mental abilities such as telepathy or telekinesis.

3. Are these abilities permanent?

At this time, it is unclear if these abilities are permanent. Some people may lose their abilities over time, while others may be able to retain them for the rest of their lives. More research is needed to understand the longevity of these abilities.

4. Are these abilities beneficial or harmful?

It depends on the individual and their specific ability. Some abilities may be beneficial and enhance a person's life, while others may be harmful and cause difficulties. It is important for individuals to learn how to control and use their abilities responsibly.

5. Can these abilities be passed down to future generations?

It is possible that these abilities can be passed down genetically, but more research is needed to confirm this. It is also possible that these abilities may only manifest in certain individuals and not be passed down to their children.

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