This morning I was listening to This American Life, and the episode was an old one, from way back in February 2001, called Superpowers. The intro segment featured very famous cartoonist, Chris Ware talking about his awkward childhood, but the first real segment was a very young John Hodgman discussing the idea of Flight vs. Invisibility.
The idea was, at parties, dinners, wherever, instead of asking about your job or other small talk, he'd ask "if you could have a superpower, would you rather have flight or invisibility?" Those powers don't come with any other enhancements, and there's no one else who has it. Based on your choice, what would you do? The segment is really interesting, and I highly recommend a listen, but why not give it a spin?
So, the question I put to you is, which would you choose, and what would you do? Would any of you actually begin to fight crime? Could you think of something altruistic to actually do with the powers, or would you immediately start with things that make you happy? Is there anything wrong with that? What are the limitations of a power like that? Presumably flight includes no extra protection against the elements, and invisibility doesn't extend to the things you're wearing or holding.
What's your call?