TEST YOUR BRAIN
To hack reality, you must percept the world and yourself in a very different way than you are used to doing in regular communication.
I am going to ask you nine questions. There is no only correct answer to every one of them. There may be answers that are smart, funny, going to the point, logical mind-blowing or artistic, yet there may also be answers that are poor, dumb, awkward or entirely out of the matter. Just try to find out something every time. No one is watching and judging. This is not an exam. There is no score. The purpose of this is to adjust your wit to the unique way of thinking that can help you in mind hacks, understanding and performance later.
HOW TO GO THROUGH
Read every question and try to use your imagination to find the sharpest solution. Then click to reveal the answer. If you think you succeed to find a better solution than I am giving here, write to me about it. If I like it, I will also use your version here. The correct answer, as probably given by the logical human response, might not be the sharpest. You want to learn hacking, which is the exploitation of a system. It sometimes leads to different paths than you take as a part of the system.
IF YOU WILL BE CLOSE TO THE SOLUTION OF BUT JUST ONLY ONE QUESTION, YOU ARE TALENTED.
IN A GAME, WHO HAS GREATER INFLUENCE THAN A CHEATER, WHO SUCCESSFULLY FOUND A WAY TO BYPASS THE RULES WITHOUT THE AWARENESS OF OTHER PLAYERS?
A person with an ability to create or change the rules.
YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND A WEEK DOING BUSINESS STUFF IN A CITY YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO BEFORE. BY CHANCE, YOUR FRIEND, WHO LIVES IN YOUR CITY NOW, USED TO BE A POPULAR CHEF IN THE CITY YOU ARE GOING TO VISIT. IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO ASK HIM FOR A TIP WHERE ARE THE BEST LUNCHES TO SERVE IN THE CITY?
Not at all. His cooking experiences, skills and reputation have a spurious correlation with the knowledge of gastronomic infrastructure from the viewpoint of a regular consumer, especially looking for a time, price and quality balanced lunch or a business lunch. Cook is focused on his cooking, not on gaining knowledge about other city cooks. His restaurant manager maybe is, but a famous chef is self-confident enough to develop a style of his own, with a desire to visit his restaurant's unique and memorable gourmet experience, not to perform daily office commuters feeding.
THE WEEK AND THE LUCK, WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON IN THE WESTERN CULTURE?
The number 7.
BLOOD, GLACIER, A MONOLOGUE AND OCCASIONS, WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
MOTHER TONGUE, HAIR COLOUR, BIRD, ANACONDA, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, DAYTIME, WEAPON, VITAMINE, ACID. ONE OF THEM DOESN'T BELONG TO THE GROUP. WHICH ONE?
Anaconda. The other are variables: mother tongue can be English, Czech, Chinese etc.; also, a bird is a different category than an anaconda, with a capability to acquire a value of any bird species. Of course, you can apply variability also for anaconda, like "green anaconda specie" or "anaconda living in captivity", but the values would be artificial and not predictable as easily like in other variables here.
WHAT IS THE SOUND OF A RAINDROP ABOVE A POND SURFACE, A STRING ON A GUITAR TAKEN BY A MUSICIAN TO PLAY ON IT, A GLASS FALLING TO THE FLOOR OR HANDS GOING TO CLAP?
The sound is expectable. Incoming. Inevitable, in most cases. (If your answer is the silence, it's also correct.)
IF WE JUMP ON THE ROOF OF A FAST MOVING TRAIN, IS THERE A DANGER THE TRAINS RUNS OUT UNDER OUR FEET?
Jumping on the roof of a train would be pretty the same as jumping inside it in the world without the atmosphere. But the air is the thing that matters here. Inside the train, the air is travelling at the same speed and direction as the train. Now you are starting to imagine the correct answer about you jumping on the roof of the train and the air pushing you to the opposite direction to the train's travel, remembering the pressure you feel with your hand popped out the window of a fast going train.
But the correct answer is different. The question was "IS THERE A DANGER THE TRAINS RUNS OUT UNDER OUR FEET?" and the answer respecting the reality is: there isn't a danger of a train running out under our feet because all attempts to practice roof jumping on a going train will probably lead to our farewell to the train and most likely to our life, facing severe traumas obtained as consequences of such a crazy idea. There is no danger we experience the train moving under our feet while we are levitating above it. The air will smash us off the roof in a very unpredictable manner, not letting us even try to perform any jump tests.
A FORMER COLLEAGUE FROM YOUR OFFICE GONE MAD AND BECAME A SERIAL KILLER. YOU NOR YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE AWARE OF IT UNTIL THE POLICE CATCH HIM AND BEGIN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CASE. ONE DAY THEY CALL YOU AND ASK YOU IF THEY CAN VISIT YOUR HOME TOMORROW TO ASK YOU SEVERAL QUESTIONS. TODAY IS A FRIDAY, TOMORROW IS A SATURDAY, AND YOU PLAN TO CHILL AT HOME ANYWAY. YOU ARE NOT NERVOUS, KNOWING YOU ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE CRIMES ANYHOW, BUT WONDERING WHAT DO THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE SO MUCH, WITH THE MADMAN ALREADY BEING BEHIND BARS AFTER ALL.
THE NEXT DAY A PAIR OF DETECTIVES COMES ALMOST THREE HOURS SOONER BEFORE THE TIME THEY AGREED WITH YOU YESTERDAY, ASKING IF YOU DON'T MIND THE CHANGE. YOU ARE FRESHLY WOKE UP, ANSWERING THEIR LUDICROUS QUESTIONS ABOUT OBVIOUS AND WELL KNOWN FACTS WITHOUT MUCH ENTHUSIASM. FINALLY, THEY THANK YOU, GIVING YOU A COMPLIMENT ABOUT THE PLACE WITH A STATEMENT IT MUST BE A VERY QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SURE. WHAT WAS THE REAL INFORMATION THE POLICE HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR? *(a fun fact in the bottom to find)
It was probably somehow essential to know if every of your office colleagues lives in the places they stated as their living address for the investigation. To pull you out of bed and see you in pyjamas helped them to exclude you from a crime scheme they are clarifying. Watching your reaction coming with the small talk question about your neighbourhood validated their presumption you inhabit the house.
LET'S HAVE TWO PERSONS. ONE IS EXTREME INCAPABLE AND POWERLESS SUPER OMEGA. THE OTHER ONE IS AN OMNIPOTENT SUPER ALPHA POWER MASTER. HOW THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR ACTING AND BEHAVIOUR LOOKS LIKE FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW, OBSERVING THEM BOTH FOR A WHILE?
There will be no observable difference in their actions. It will look like they both don't interfere in anything. The absolute power will manifest the same appearance as the fundamental weakness, passive to any ongoing occurrences. The reason for the weak one is apparent. But why is the omnipotent entity so passive?
For the same reason, you never suspect your brain from being a manipulative and abusive master of your dream realm when you are dreaming, which is. As a super weak and passive subject of your dreams, you must accept any feeling, perception and even a time set of a story. Most of your dreams take two seconds, but your brain easily initiates an impression of a colourful narrative you recently went through or any emotional response to the implemented events. Also, the omnipotent habitant of the natural world will be easily able to modify, transform or re-customize the observable realm. What is most important, it will be in a way everybody considers the new setting as given and remembered from the beginning.
There is, of course, an argument if the omnipotent entity would need to be observable. Probably not, but it wasn't crucial for the question. Anyway, have you ever experienced being the master and the subject at once, in your dreams? Changed the result by your will? Or even tried lucid dreaming? If there is a dream reality hacking, you can easily sense a massive potential in this physical world.
I created question n. 8 from my own experience. I apologize to both detectives for trolling them gently. I was offended when they used a mind technique to gain respect among people from the underworld (they pronounced the department's name using a dramatic voice tone to me, using 100 years old form of jargon like from an old black&white movie). I like the police very much, but it was almost destroyed at the moment. I reacted to their wannabe gangster introduction with a pretended relief, telling: "Thank god, murders. My cocaine is safe then."
The female detective was smarter than her male colleague, who seemed confused and angry. After ten seconds of guessing WhoTF I am, she returned the ball: "If you have an intel for our anti-drug, we can bring it to them."
I also have the case conclusion for you: The serial killer was a former policeman, fired for aggression and sadism. It was a strange situation because he was also my former colleague. I have maintained close cooperation with him for some time. Until I realized he was a weirdo, masturbating in his car and watching his female colleagues coming to work every day. Sorry, I must correct myself: I didn't realize it. He told me this, inviting me to join him and discuss the look of our colleagues from the female point of view. Death may sometimes be very close to you, yet invisible.