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Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:06:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Amaroq Dricaldari on 02/06/2011 05:35:53
What would you do if you had an Infinite Supply of Money in Real-Life?

Example Things I would do:

- Donate to Charity
- Bribe anyone I wanted
- Buy expensive stuff
- Get those scammers to shut up
- Build a giant Super-Computer and use it to play my games
- Pay off all of my bills, rent, and taxes
- Get a really nice mansion
- Buy my right to be President of the United States of America

So what would you do?

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:11:00 - [2]
 

Buy a 100 Trillion isk car Cool

RiskyFrisky
Interrobang Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:12:00 - [3]
 

Pay a PMC to kill everyone in a wartorn African nation and hire them to secure it for me. Then I would hire them to repopulate the area with kidnapped children and adults. Then declare myself as supreme overlord and rule it until the UN comes crashing through my roof with assassination :D

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:19:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: RiskyFrisky
Pay a PMC to kill everyone in a wartorn African nation and hire them to secure it for me. Then I would hire them to repopulate the area with kidnapped children and adults. Then declare myself as supreme overlord and rule it until the UN comes crashing through my roof with assassination :D


You need a leftenant? Cool

RiskyFrisky
Interrobang Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:23:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
Originally by: RiskyFrisky
Pay a PMC to kill everyone in a wartorn African nation and hire them to secure it for me. Then I would hire them to repopulate the area with kidnapped children and adults. Then declare myself as supreme overlord and rule it until the UN comes crashing through my roof with assassination :D


You need a leftenant? Cool


Yes, yes I would. Someone needs to keep the nation going and keep funding the PMC guys once I've been assassinated.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:41:00 - [6]
 

o7

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.06.01 06:04:00 - [7]
 

Bump for great justice

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 07:33:00 - [8]
 

100 trillion Iceland kronur = 550.8 billion U.S. dollars
Hmmz...

Well, I certainly wouldn't bail out anybody or anything Twisted Evil

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:05:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Akita T
100 trillion Iceland kronur = 550.8 billion U.S. dollars
Hmmz...

Well, I certainly wouldn't bail out anybody or anything Twisted Evil
According to CCP, a single ISK is the equivalent of at least a billion U.S. Dollars.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:17:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
According to CCP, a single ISK is the equivalent of at least a billion U.S. Dollars.

That's an Inter-Stellar Kredit ISK, not an Iceland kronur ISK Twisted Evil

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:17:00 - [11]
 

I would buy some islands, build up its infrastructure and agriculture, invite folks tht are not stupid, and declare independance. Make a country that is based on reason and logic, not superstition or other silly political stuff.

And I guess use some of it to prolong my life as long as possible so that I might eventually live forever, or at least longe nough to be able to explore space.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:37:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Sidus Isaacs
I would buy some islands, build up its infrastructure and agriculture, invite folks tht are not stupid, and declare independance. Make a country that is based on reason and logic, not superstition or other silly political stuff.

Thought about it for a bit, then decided against it for a variety of reasons. For starters, as weird as it sounds, that's not enough money to pull that off. Second, prosperous areas attract "undesirables" like you would not believe it, and being too isolationistic isn't good either. And each of us has his own idiosyncrasies in both body and mind, even if repressed rationally, so while at some advantage, it still wouldn't be quite what you imagined - you'd need a population grown from scratch educated only on carefully selected materials by people who are extremely careful not to introduce any noxious memes, and even that's not guaranteed to get you what you want, especially once you drop the isolation part and expose them to the world of chaotic information out there.

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And I guess use some of it to prolong my life as long as possible so that I might eventually live forever, or at least longe nough to be able to explore space.

End goal would be nanotech, sure, but meanwhile, improving regular medical technology might be quite nice. Still, again, even that amount of money probably won't be nearly enough to radically hasten breakthroughs. It will help a lot, sure, but whether it's enough for people our age to actually still be alive by the time you could become theoretically immortal (if that will even ever happen), somewhat doubtful.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:55:00 - [13]
 

Also Islands populated by vegan hippies would be invaded pretty fast Razz

Wait, smart people or people who think they're smart? Confused

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.06.01 10:46:00 - [14]
 

With $550 billion i would create a trust fund so cultural artists from any country could create music, writing and other forms of art immune from the nerfing interests of other countries. Also I would start a news web site that has a depth of investigation that roots out the true causes of issues that the (un)free western news media does not. I would call it ISN news YARRRR!!

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.06.01 11:02:00 - [15]
 

Please note my correction in my post. I am now using the EVE-Online version of ISK. A single ISK in EVE is worth at least a billion U.S. Dollars in real-life.

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2011.06.01 11:24:00 - [16]
 

So that would mean...100 trillion * 1 billion dollars ?
Are we using the long or the short scale ?
I'll assume short...so 10^12 * 10^9 = 10^21...a sextillion dollars ! Well over 9000 !
The world GDP Currency): $61.96 trillion (2010 est.), so about 6 * 10^13 dollars.

That would be enough dollars to pay the world GDP for the next 16.7 million years.

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.01 11:25:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Originally by: Sidus Isaacs
I would buy some islands, build up its infrastructure and agriculture, invite folks tht are not stupid, and declare independance. Make a country that is based on reason and logic, not superstition or other silly political stuff.

Thought about it for a bit, then decided against it for a variety of reasons. For starters, as weird as it sounds, that's not enough money to pull that off. Second, prosperous areas attract "undesirables" like you would not believe it, and being too isolationistic isn't good either. And each of us has his own idiosyncrasies in both body and mind, even if repressed rationally, so while at some advantage, it still wouldn't be quite what you imagined - you'd need a population grown from scratch educated only on carefully selected materials by people who are extremely careful not to introduce any noxious memes, and even that's not guaranteed to get you what you want, especially once you drop the isolation part and expose them to the world of chaotic information out there.

Quote:
And I guess use some of it to prolong my life as long as possible so that I might eventually live forever, or at least longe nough to be able to explore space.

End goal would be nanotech, sure, but meanwhile, improving regular medical technology might be quite nice. Still, again, even that amount of money probably won't be nearly enough to radically hasten breakthroughs. It will help a lot, sure, but whether it's enough for people our age to actually still be alive by the time you could become theoretically immortal (if that will even ever happen), somewhat doubtful.


Good points.

More realistically I would likly end up buying an old castel in Spain and live a free relaxing life there, and have an open invitation to all my friends and family to stay in the castle when they want to ;) (of course, I need to fix the caslte up with some nice fiber networks and computer rooms and what not, but still)

A man can dream, a man can dream :)

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 12:32:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 01/06/2011 12:39:03
Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
Please note my correction in my post. I am now using the EVE-Online version of ISK. A single ISK in EVE is worth at least a billion U.S. Dollars in real-life.

So then, why the bloody hell bring ISK into this at all in the first place ?
Why not just say "if you had a trillion of billions of dollars" ?
Or better yet "if you could pay for anything you wanted to do" // "if you had access to unlimited funding" ? You know, since the amount of money you imply doesn't even exist, and even if it did, it would not have the same value as that amount of current-day cash thanks to inflation and a host of other problems associated with that.
Also, are we talking the actual, current real world or some crazy alternate reality or fantasy/future version ?

Alpheias
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.06.01 12:38:00 - [19]
 

Become Sansha Kuvakei and turn everyone into cybernetic slaves, loyal to me.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2011.06.01 12:47:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Edited by: Akita T on 01/06/2011 12:39:03
Originally by: Amaroq Dricaldari
Please note my correction in my post. I am now using the EVE-Online version of ISK. A single ISK in EVE is worth at least a billion U.S. Dollars in real-life.

So then, why the bloody hell bring ISK into this at all in the first place ?
Welcome to Amaroq Dricaldari threads.

Freyus Bargem
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2011.06.01 12:52:00 - [21]
 

I sang out of tune....

But yeah 1 isk = 1billion us dollars? and your asking for 100TRILLION isk.
I'd wipe my arse with a billion dollar note if thats the case.

I'd fund the Chinese and Koreans to kick the **** out of the yanks in a nuclear war , and when they beg me to stop it i'll laugh at them.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 13:06:00 - [22]
 

Purchase CCP. For the right price, they'll sell it.

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2011.06.01 13:42:00 - [23]
 

Op is either mathematically challenged or Dr. Evil.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 13:56:00 - [24]
 

You know what, this is now a thread about what would you do if you were the owner of a DeathNote.
GO !

Millie Clode
Amarr
Insert Cool Name Here
Posted - 2011.06.01 14:05:00 - [25]
 

Start my own space program, build a colony on mars then take it over and declare it an independant republic with me as the leader.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.06.01 14:28:00 - [26]
 

Empire, not Republic Twisted Evil

Amaroq Dricaldari
Amarr
Vengeance Industrial Militia
Posted - 2011.06.01 15:02:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Louis deGuerre
Op is either mathematically challenged or Dr. Evil.
*Sigh* I clearely stated that it would use the EVE Online version of ISK, not the Real-Life Iceland Version of ISK
I also mentioned that on this thread, there is no such thing as inflation

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.01 16:10:00 - [28]
 

So basically more cash then I could ever need? Definalty fund a project to make me biologically immortal, or invent nano tech to do it. With that kind of funds I could get all kinds of scinetists onboard to do it. After that, well, whatever I fansy I guess. Explore space, terraform a few planets, build a gigtantic self sustaining space ark, start a dyson sphere project etc.

OP seems to have so low aspirations with nigh unlimited funds, and I doubt bills and taxes would even be thoguht of with that kind of money.

Aslo, why would I be the president of USA whe nI can buy up all the nations of the world and be supreme ruler?

But what is backing up that kind of fortune? If I simply own all the worlds money (or 99.999% of it), what stops the people from just saying "**** that ****" and make their own currency and ignore me?

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.06.01 16:37:00 - [29]
 

going by the math outlined in the original post, that would give me roughly $100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 US

So...

I would: Colonize mars
set up a new society that is self sufficent
create a new nation seperate from earth
name myself Empress of Mars
pay scientists to come up with ways of being able to travel to other solar systems in reasonable amounts of time
profit
use whats left over to buy earth out
enforce the ensuing galactic peace

Kurfin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.01 17:28:00 - [30]
 

Buy Fiat group, that's Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lanica, Maserati, Ferrari and a chunk of Chrysler. Then once again build prettier Ferraris, faster maseratis, rear wheel drive Alfa Romeos, interesting Lancias, cool Fiats and just for laughs maybe a Chrysler that handles properly.

Then still with most of the money left over I'd research creating petrol from genetically engineered microbes to fuel all the gloriously high revving V8 and V12 engines I'd be building for the above.


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