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Comments on Sunday 6 June 2004:
I want my own pet human race, which I can arrange to perform bizarre experiments, and which runs at a rate of one year per hour so I can see the results of my experiments.

I want to try separating quadruplets and bringing them up in two sets of two, each set alongside a twin from a different genetic set, so as to comprise a nice nature versus nurture test. The resulting adults, eighteen hours later, can partake of IQ tests, Myers-Briggs tests, and so forth.

I want to try organising my pet people into sixteen towns separated by Myers-Briggs type, with the towns starting out under much the same present-society structure (a mayor, whatever councillors, and the like), to see what effects groups of different types have - which ones breed, which ones are criminal, which ones have society break down entirely? How long before one of the types decides to invade a nearby town, and which type invades which other type?

I want to arrange my pet humans into a "trickle up" system of government, where all taxes go to the government at the town level, and only required amounts are passed up to the state and country level governments to run things that those levels are truly required for. The towns are responsible for setting their own laws, and the only things the larger components have jurisdiction over are those things the towns grant them jurisdiction over - if they try to seize more, they simply don't get paid. Would the towns, under modern conditions, start instituting immigration policies? How would towns compete to acquire the best citizens? Which town does better, the one which tries 'true communism' or the one which tries 'true libertarianism'? Which town does better when the one which was doing worse decides to invade the other and take their stuff?

Once I run out of experiments, I want to make my pet people wear funny hats and dance like hyper-accelerated monkeys. [12:37]

AttackOfTheSpam
You know, all things considered, humans are slowed-down monkeys.

Gecko
^ some of them slower than others.

Gecko
Raven: Or you could do something, a la "Rappaccini's Daughter" and make them poisenous. Imagine the possibilities-your own little army of poisenous people.

AttackOfTheSpam
Or you could make them re-record N*Sync songs and take over the world by sheer annoyance when you have them blast "Bye Bye Bye" from the battlements.

Gecko
^^ that could work... They could win when the opposing army drops any weapontry they may be carrying to cover thier ears and run screaming.
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