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Would you be Emperor of the World?

  1. Jun 21, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    My favorite physics professor once asked this before class. If you could, would you want to be emperor of the world? If so, what is the single most important thing that you would do?
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  3. Jun 21, 2003 #2
    Yes, unite the human race.
  4. Jun 21, 2003 #3
    no, because quite simply having that much power and that style of job does not interest me.

    But i would not mind being able to have a decent say in the doings of such a government - whilst still participating in the everyday aspects of life that bring much more happyness than absolute power.

    If i did want to become emporer of ze world, i can't say there would be a single most important things i would do. There would be many, and even as emporer of the world it would be impossible - but you still have to try. The first thing i would do is help the people with things they need.
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    NAh ! Too much work and no fun !
  6. Jun 22, 2003 #5
    Yes, I would be emporer of the world, and the single most important thing I would do is service each and every one of my 100,000 wives.

  7. Jun 23, 2003 #6
    try to offer a better life for everyone....
    oh, yes and promote monogamy so I'll have to take those 100,000 wives from entropy
  8. Jun 23, 2003 #7
    Looks like I should be investing in viagra then.

    I would scrap other forms of royalty.
  9. Jun 23, 2003 #8
    no way would i want this job, think of all the hard work, resposabilities, the assaination attempts etc, nope sorry not for me, [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)] [zz)]
  10. Jun 23, 2003 #9
    Is this a philosophical question, or just a throw-over from the miss america peagent? "yes and I want to clean up the earth, world peace and cute little puppies"

    I'm assuming there's no 'right" answer and this is just a personality quiz.

    btw, can you send 10k or so of those women my way? (see I'm not greedy like "SOME" people" )
  11. Jun 25, 2003 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    No. Just passing along an interesting question once asked by a professor.

    Take if from a guy who has been married a long time: You guys don't know what you're asking for.
  12. Jun 25, 2003 #11

    Ya I do, I'm asking to sleep with a different women every day for 10,000 days straight. That's 27.4 years or 328.8 months without a repeat. And the down side is......?
  13. Jun 25, 2003 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, unless you're a long lived rabbit, exhaustion for one. However, I am thinking more of how to deal with 10,000 angry women? Based on statements made thus far, you guys would be in really, really deep doo doo. Even to be Emperor of the world would provide no safety from 10,000 women scorned.

    Hey, that gives me an idea. How much would you pay me not to send your post to your girlfriend?
  14. Jun 25, 2003 #13
    Well hey, we're going on the premise that what what the emperor says is law, so they're not allowed to get jealous or bitter or spiteful=)

    Better yet, just make it 10,000 virgins so that they are young enough not to know that there's any other way but servicing me;)

    I guess I'm still young enough not to know what "TOO much sex" is

    as for if my gf found out...

    "oh you misunderstoood, I meant EVEN 10,000 women couldn't match up to you"

    But it wouldn't really matter because HEY, if you don't want me, I have these OTHER 10,000 women....:wink:
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  15. Jun 26, 2003 #14
    well if I would be the emperor I wouldn't have to worry about that. I'll just exile you to some distant, extreme-climate, not-connected to internet country
  16. Jun 26, 2003 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Hey, someone already did that; I live in the wilds of Oregon. But then came internet direct by satellite with 380 kb downloads and 500 Kb bursts. :wink:

    But what the hey, all the more power to you. I'd rather have you as Emperor than Bush as King.

    At least I know that political correctness if finally dead! You're really not macho, you’re just anti-Orwellian.
  17. Jun 26, 2003 #16
    No, I wouldn't. For a long time I have realized that holding power over others is just not something that interests or excites me. If I had no choice in the matter and were charged with such a duty, I'd consider it a great and terrible burden that would likely destroy me.

    I do not wish to rule, or to be ruled, actually.
  18. Jun 29, 2003 #17
    If the world and its citizens every came to the point where rule under one supreme being was acceptable, I'd be on the next spaceship to Mars : )
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