A person finds a magic lamp with an evil genie inside.
The person may ask for any wish to be granted.
The genie, spiteful for having to serve a pitiful little human with his phenomenal cosmic powers, wants to make his master regret every wish that is made.
Posters, assume the role of either the genie of the human.
I. Both genie and human are powerless to change these rules
II. As the human , you should wish for something that most people would actually find desirable.
III. Everything the human explicitly wished for must come true, and all harm (physical, mental, psychological, ...etc) that the spiteful genie inflicts should ultimately derive from a creative interpretation of the wish (e.g. deliberately ignoring common implications in speech that are not explicitly stated, or taking things out of context, ...etc). E.g. it's cheating if a person wishes for a million dollars, and the genie gives him a million dollars and also dumps a bucket of lava on his head (lava has nothing to do with the wish). It's not cheating if a person wishes for eternal life, and the genie prevents them from ever dying, but allows their body to to continue to age and weaken normally forever into some grotesque shamble that doesn't even look human - in this case, the person's eventual regret derives from making the wish in the first place.
IV. The genie cannot control his master's mind. This may sound good for the master, but it prevents the genie from being able to grant wishes like: I wish to always be happy forever.
V. Off limits: Wishing for more wishes, wishing for multiple things in one wish. The wish should be one thing possibly followed by further clarifications that specify the one thing. Cannot undo wishes.
Humans: Find an uncorruptible wish.
Genies: Corrupt every wish
Let's see who wins!
Here's one to start with:
"I wish to be the most intelligent person ever"
Edited by mmiguel, 18 September 2012 - 08:46 AM.