Question of the Week #216

If a crystal ball would tell you the truth about any one thing you wished to know concerning yourself, life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?

I don’t know… I think I’d ascribe to Doc Brown’s theory that it’s best not to know too much about one’s own future. The consequences could be disastrous.

Maybe I’d simply look for the winning Powerball numbers and be done with it.

How would you use this mysterious crystal ball? Let me know down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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5 thoughts on “Question of the Week #216

  1. In fiction one of the hazards in time travel is the possession of future knowledge changing the trajectory of history. Knowing answers ahead of time could have the same effect. We’d be inclined to make decisions differently and that could change everything. Aside from that, what’s the fun in knowing ahead of time, it ruins the surprise!
    Then again. Sometimes we do know ahead of time. When that still small voice whispers in our hearts. Always on a need-to-know basis though, I think.

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  2. I would like the crystal ball to tell me when I am going to be hired. If I could have a date, and know for certain, then I wouldn’t have to worry anymore and I could just begin getting ready for said date.

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  3. I feel like if I (or anyone) found out about their future, they would obsess over it; become fixated on that one thing for the rest of their lives or at the very least, until that one thing happens. That’s no way to live!

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