Now I know that most people don’t study physics so that they can run better, but the thought does intrigue me. Let’s say I had a very good understanding of the workings of the physical world, and wanted to use my knowledge to do something (either cool or outrageous). What are the limits that my great knowledge and understanding would allow me to achieve?
For chemistry and biology, I can have some imagination. After all, I did watch Spiderman cartoons (and still do in fact, so there!). Mutating DNA (although I can only imagine the lab equipment that carried this out would run into the millions of buckaroos), keeping a healthy body, designing cool new bombs (though I’m not saying I would use 'em unless I became the survivalist my father never was), or designing some cool new material (I dubb thee “ChubberWear”) etc.
But if I knew loads about physics (and not knowing much about it now), what kinda stuff could I do? The best I could come up with is jump higher, though I’m not sure that even that is a correct assumption.