The debate "If you could choose to be an Xmen style mutant would you" was started by
June 25, 2015, 8:26 pm.
39 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 20 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, danielle posted 1 argument, historybuff posted 1 argument, sidp31 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave, Mikey2k, danielle, historybuff, sabrina, alexithymia, james, MEATMISSILE01, toughgamerjerry, sidp31, invincible_01, Quantum, denno27, jacksonparty, LucyTheDebatorQueen and 24 visitors agree.
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ur argument is awesome
prof Charles Xavier
Especially if it was professor Xs telepathy because it also comes with mind control. The day I get that will be a dark day for humanity muahaha.
That. would be cool!
I think in modern life, telepathy would be the most subtle but useful power. It could help you understand your customers in retail, help you understand the problem that your client couldn't communicate effectively in tech support, and helps you understand what people were really looking for in marketing. Layers would be able to tell when someone is lying and use that to find holes in alibis and stories, doctors could have an instant, thorough understanding of what the problem is, and police could instantly judge what the problem is and how to deescalate it. You could always tell when someone is lying to you, or cheating you, and make sure that you don't get taken advantage of. It would also help you learn because, whether someone you were speaking to could explain a concept or not, you could understand what they meant.
Then there are the moral grey areas. You would always know what a woman wanted, what your competitors were up to and what to say to the boss to get on their good side. No one could surprise you because to do so they have to plan ahead and, by reading their mind, you can be a step ahead at all times.
Then there are the outright amoral uses. Bank card pins, alarm codes and safe combinations all rum through your brain as you do them, so theft becomes easy. You could detect whenever anyone was around without risking peeking around a corner, so evading police becomes much easier. Trade secrets, national security secrets and any other information you want is all yours for the taking just by being in the right place at the right time. Want a politician's dirty secrets for blackmail? Go to a single fund raising dinner and "pick their brain". Sit in a hotel lobby during a convention and you know what everyone is up to. Sit in a company lobby and you know what is going on without ever having anyone know how. The sheer volume of information at your fingertips is mind boggling.
If so what power would you want, if not why not.