Say that the Earth was going to be destroyed somehow, and humans have built a massive spaceship that can support a million people. These million will represent the best that humankind has to offer, and will be the only part of the entire population to survive the Earth’s destruction, with hopes of flourishing elsewhere, having the best genes to work with.
If everyone alive is given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities/properties/worth before some great council for the purpose of deciding who gets to join the million survivors, what ONE GENUINE SKILL would you demonstrate?
When deciding this, consider the following:
1.) In a world with a human pop. running 6+ billion, there’s alot of undiscovered talent. With this in mind, your skill would either have to be exceptional or one-of-a-kind to be considered worthy. Think about how it might benefit humans, genetic or technical.
2.) Keep the best interest in mind. Oddities, like having the loudest knucke-cracking, shouldn’t be considered.
3.) Serious replies, please.
Alot of people would surely feel overwhelmed by the competition, convinced that their skill can’t possibly be the best example of its kind. But, this is your future, after all…so pick something.
For myself, I don’t think I would make it. But if I were in this position, I’d illustrate a human face with graphite. I’ve been told I have exceptional skill at this, and modesty aside, I feel the same. Give me an ultra-crisp photo (B&W, preferrably) with good lighting and, though I’m slow to produce, my rendering will be photo-realistic.