Experiment: You are Given 5 Wishes But the Following Wishes Negate the Prior Wishes. What would you wish for?
[li]you have 5 wishes you can use anytime in your life[/li][li]once you wish the next successive wish, your prior wishes revert to the way things were[/li][li]the wishes can only involve you and your life in some way[/li][li]the wish process is a secret, you can’t tell anyone about it[/li][/ul]
What would you wish for?
What does it even mean to revert to the way things were?
If my first wish is for a Swiss bank account that is perfectly legal, only accessible by me, and contains 1 billion dollars. One week later I wish for a pony. The bank account vanishes but what about things I’ve bought with the money? Do I forget about experiences I’ve had using that money?
So why not just make the one wish? One is plenty if you can elaborate the details, after all. I wish to be a demigod with the following super powers, blah blah blah. Of course, the question is what deity or cosmic computer is interpreting your wish details?
So if you wish to live for 500 years, then 499 years later make another wish, what, you drop dead? If I wish for a year’s supply of food, then make another wish, do I instantly starve to death? What if you make a wish that (indirectly) affects the lives of a great number of people, then make another wish? You jump into an alternate reality where it never happened and their lives have progressed in entirely different ways?
… I think we’re supposed to say that we would wish to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentation of their women. But it’s possible this is a side effect of binge-watching Game of Thrones.