Mikeski wrote:That fails under typical Dungeons-and-Dragons wish rules, where any "and" starts a new wish. (Otherwise, wish for a billion dollars and a supermodel girlfriend and a unicorn and world peace and...)
Then just make up a new word that means all those things, "I wish I was ultraawesome, where ultraawesome is defined as..". Or make up a fictional character that has this exact powerset and wish to have that characters powers.
Mikeski wrote:And all three violate thermodynamics (each requiring an infinite amount of energy to attain) so if they don't fail outright, you just nuked the universe with your brain.
That's a fair point, maybe also add immortality (for that one hour) into it so you are guaranteed to be able to recreate the universe.
Pfhorrest wrote:"I wish for whatever a version of me who was all knowing and incapable of error would conclude that he should wish for if he were to find himself being me."
That does work better, but isn't quite as elegant, nor is it quite as likely to get you brownie points with a hidden test of character like genie.
peregrine_crow wrote:You can't beat evil literal genies that are deliberately interpreting your wishes in the worst possible way
I wish you would grant all of my wishes, including this one, as I intended them instead of how you interpreted them.
This doesn't work as it still requires the genie to interpret this
wish in the way you want. I'm not sure if there are any obvious loopholes in this specific wording, but worse come to worse a genie could always "assume" that you uttered your wish in a version of English where the position of the operands of the word "instead" is swapped such that the wish means "I wish you would grant all of my wishes, including this one, as you interpret them instead of as I intended them".
Ignorance killed the cat, curiosity was framed.