My idea of Heaven
First, let me say I like earth and ordinary life.
If I am to outlive my life (is that hyperbole?),
through being saved inside a computer or something
(a soul flying off to another world or universe?)
this is what I, Jesse L. Teshara, would want, as of today 6-5-2012:
*only if this ALSO includes:
a)non-aging (I get to choose what age for each life),
(although I'd accept aging, if I could re-start periodically)
c)the ability to turn off pain (which I think is what Buddhists are after), and
d)regeneration if hurt or maimed, and
e)start over (at a specified certain age and place) if killed (like in the movie Groundhog Day).
f)if, after eons of time, I've had enough...
at first, I thought I might want to include a
-Suicide Option, because forever is a mighty long time...
but instead, I would invoke the power to
-Erase Memory and start over (see 3)
2)the ability to create what I imagine, or instantiate thoughts, creating:
a)things (like money or food or weapons), or
b)powers (like in books, comics, or the movies, such as Green lantern or X-men), such as:
-morphing (changing size or shape, into existing or imagined animals, persons or things),
-see-through vision (like superman)
-no need to eat, drink, sleep, breathe (such as underwater, or in space)
(although I would relish hunger/thirst, if food is available)
-telepathy (mind to mind conversation, and reading thoughts; the ability to turn it off/on)
-access to omniscience, question by question, and the ability to forget (I suspect actual omniscience might not be fun)
c) in addition to (or as part of) the ability to create, the ability to destroy.
e.g. to oblivionize people/places/things (threats),
or to reverse what I've created/destroyed,
or to turn off specified powers (except the power to turn on/off powers itself).
time and space travel
3)time-travel (forward into the future, or backward into the past)
4)time-freeze (so I could stay current with all of human creativity, day by day, as well as to have some fun and maybe move some things around)
5)teleportation (anywhere in space/the universe/on earth)
love and happiness
6)happiness: (never bored) (psychological bliss)
7)true love (a partner with the same powers as me)
to summarize, 4 things:
immortality (with it's 6 caveats),
creator ability (of my environment, and my self),
time and space travel,
happiness, and true love.
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