The usual eccentric billionaire is bored again. He wants to see how you’ll adapt to a year of blindness, or if you’ll be able to adapt at all. Here are the rules.
[li]Before entering the program, you get 48 hours to prepare your house & life for the experiment.[/li][li]You will be provided with high-tech goggles shaped like these. The goggles’ lenses block out all light, and they’re equipped with the sort of electronics used to tracking anklets for people on house arrest. This circuitry will let its monitors know if you remove the goggles or if the lenses are broken or removed, but nothing else.[/li][li] One bathroom in your home will be retrofitted so that it turning off the light and closing the door will block out all light. This will allow you go inside, remove the goggles, and clean yourself without violating the terms, though you have to call and inform your handlers first, though.[/li][li] You are paid $10,000 a month for each month you can keep the goggles on; said fee is payable on the last day of the month. If you can make it to one year, you get a $260,000 bonus.[/li][li] Remove the goggles and you can expect a visit from your handler inside of an hour asking for an explanation. If you have a good one–“A mugger stole my goggles!” or some such–you’ll be allowed to make up the time; otherwise you’ll be kicked out of the program and forfeit your money for that month.[/li][li] Adjusting to life in darkness is your own damn problem.[/li][/ol]
Any takers? If yes, what’s your plan? If not, what’s your concern?