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    SitePoint Enthusiast RachWilson's Avatar
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    Thumbs up If you could learn a new skill matrix-style, what would you learn?

    I have to admit, the whole idea of a new skill being downloaded straight into your brain and mastered in minutes sounds very appealing!!!

    I'd learn some martial art (although does that program the body's flexibility as well?? Hell, it's my fantasy so YES!), I'd want to master investing and business building... oh and salsa!!! What a combination

    That's day one... oh the possibliity are endless!!!

    What about you??

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    interesting topic! I like to learn martial arts as well and be a genius in business...
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    I'd like to learn the ability to convince people to do my bidding for free

    That or a martial art. Though if I became a black belt in jujitsu, I could probably do the former as well
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    I'd like to 'gain' the following skills, in no particular order ...

    1. Carpentry & woodcarving
    2. Engine Mechanics
    3. Snowboarding

    I would have said 'programming' too, but I don't think it would do me much good (note, the things above are activities that don't include computers! )

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    ...also add bushcraft to teh list ..for the hell of it!

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    To generally be able to dance! To play the guitar and also to learn some Jack Bauer-like fighting and how to survive in the wilderness, sort of like Ray Mears.

    Maybe I've been watching too much TV. And you're right, the possibilities are endless, but if you were amazing at everything, life might get boring without challenges.

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    Creating my own typefaces and being brilliant at playing the piano. That'd be two skills I'd love to have matrixed. On second thought, the process of learning is lots of fun, so I'm not sure I'd want to miss the opportunity of erring along the way.
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    I'd love to be able to draw really well.
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    Being a politics nerd, I would like every detail in world history downloaded into my brain as well a every philosophical argument/qoute/book for every situation ever written.

    Yeah, mine is kind of lame but I think that's where I would start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic View Post
    I'd like to 'gain' the following skills, in no particular order ...

    1. Carpentry & woodcarving
    2. Engine Mechanics
    3. Snowboarding

    I would have said 'programming' too, but I don't think it would do me much good (note, the things above are activities that don't include computers! )
    I like the first two!

    I want too much! I'm a greedy bugger! Hehe but here's what I'd love to have mastered like that -clicks fingers-

    • Carpentry & Woodcarving
    • Robotics Mechanics
    • Electronics / Electrics
    • Piano & Violin Player
    • Fighter Jet Pilot
    • Worlds Smartest Man


    I know, it's a lot of downloads and bandwidth...But It'll be worth it in the end! xD

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    Playing the guitar. I've tried, but I just don't have the patience, nor the time. So being able to learn it in just minutes would be really cool
    Singing would be nice too, but I guess it'll take more than just some downloading to make me sing without scaring ppl to death

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohoutek View Post
    On second thought, the process of learning is lots of fun, so I'm not sure I'd want to miss the opportunity of erring along the way.
    My thoughts exactly. Where's the sense of achievement in suddenly knowing stuff!

    With that said...

    Quote Originally Posted by kohoutek View Post
    being brilliant at playing the piano
    I'll take that...

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    I'd learn some martial art [...] I'd want to master investing and business building
    And that...

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    a genius in business...
    That too...

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    I would have said 'programming' too, but I don't think it would do me much good
    Evil! You don't mean that

    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    To play the guitar and also to learn some Jack Bauer-like fighting and how to survive in the wilderness, sort of like Ray Mears.
    Will take those as well...

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    I would like every detail in world history downloaded into my brain as well a every philosophical argument/qoute/book for every situation ever written.
    That too...

    Also, I'll take all courses of physics, thanks. And psychology. Oh and medicine, of course.

    Am I greedy? Nooo
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    Oh, and add programming too! Especially C & C++. All types of Physics too. World History. Philosophy. Probably more too.



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    Oh I agree, there are a few things I'd happily learn the old fashioned way... um... when I work out what those ones are, I'll let you know!

    In the meantime, for day 2 I'd like to be able to:

    * Sing (not opera style though)
    * Dance any style, or ALL styles!!! Yeeha
    * Shoot with the accuracy of a sniper! Not that I want any live targets, just the skill! Laser tag or paintball anyone? hehe

    I'll get back to you tomorrow with day 3's list

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    all the secrets of the universe dl into my brain, that's the only little thing I would asked for
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    Hmm, this is like the magic lamp question where you wish for all the wishes you want. Well, I would like to download the skill of learning anything in one hour just by observing youtube videos of it. Is that too cheap? :P
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    SitePoint Enthusiast RachWilson's Avatar
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    oooo, download yoga, top notch dessert chef (mmmm yummy) and then why not gymnast! That could be fun

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    now, there is one more thing I would learn... to be able to make all people in the world to live in peace and harmony with each other
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybanana View Post
    now, there is one more thing I would learn... to be able to make all people in the world to live in peace and harmony with each other
    And if you fail at that, you'd at least feed them with all the corn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybanana View Post
    now, there is one more thing I would learn... to be able to make all people in the world to live in peace and harmony with each other
    I agree with that! That's a thumbs up from me!

    I want to also download the following abilities:

    - Tai Chi
    - Dancing
    - Singing [Of All Genres / Types]
    - Awesome Skills in Bed

    Hehe

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