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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sun May 10, 2020 10:21 pm

Do you think with this kind of money I could remake Game of Thrones to my specific artistic vision for it?

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Postby Diahon » Sun May 10, 2020 10:23 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:Do you think with this kind of money I could remake Game of Thrones to my specific artistic vision for it?


cersei atop an everest of corpses? that would be on brand, if nothing else

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Postby The Free Joy State » Sun May 10, 2020 10:46 pm

That amount of money is so incomprehensible, there's no way I can make plans for it all, but -- if I had that kind of money:
  • Set up nearest and dearest
  • Plan for own life of comfort, dedicating a great deal of time to visiting the theatre and travel
  • Use the rest of the money (about 240 trillion) to set up self-perpetuating fund dedicated to bringing democracy and equal access to healthcare to the world (extend fund's purpose as need dictates)
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Postby Exxosia » Sun May 10, 2020 10:50 pm

I imagine I would have to live very modestly and not use it much because even the slightest dent into it would mean inflation that would destroy the world.

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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Sun May 10, 2020 11:20 pm

1. Pay 10% as a tithe to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is a meme in all regards.
2. Buy out the entirety of Bermuda and several carribean islands and declare it a sovereign state. Use the rest of the "Carribean Budget" to improve living conditions and infrastructure until it's a model. Likely buy Sealand as well.
3. Use a small (but "small" is still unfathomably massive) portion to develop my home city into one that would far surpass even the capital adjacent to it. Granted how fast it's developing, the money would just be the freaky chemical accelerator to something that's already a racecar.
4. Fund a lot of prospective businesses that would change the world for the better, from a 19 year old wanting to make a taco store to a tech pitch that would put apple to shame.
5. Give as many reputable charities I can find more than enough money to make a visible impact, and more. We'll finally be free from the sad ASPCA commercials.
6. Fund. Our. Highschools.
7. Set up a scholarship program that will make it so people of all ages will get to go to college.
8. Buy off several aspiring politicians in several countries that have values matching up to mine and would all around make a big positive impact. Pay them like a salary, so I reserve the right to revoke their pay if they fall to corruption.
9. Promote music theory, classical music, musical theater, and various other honorable and high-brow genres of music or talent to face off against a world namely dominated by rap. Most musicians today haven't even looked at sheet music, and that makes me incredibly sad.
10. Beautify cities, to where even the deepest ghettos look like upper middle class tree-lined suburbs. This would in turn end gang violence, localized racial tension, provide jobs in not only the construction and beautification efforts, and appeal to the old folks desire for "a good youth". No more sagging pants and gold-plated guns!
11. Revitalize all senior centers.
12. Make "bring back cursive writing" organizations have enough wealth as to where all schoolchildren will be taught how to write in cursive. It's an art form and tradition that I personally don't want to see die just because you can type letters now.
13. Fix the fucking veterans healthcare/insurance/welfare thing, our heroes deserve much better.
14. Buy out all (or most) porn sites and shut them down for the good of the children. The responsibility for teaching sex ed (or abstinence from thereof) rests on the parents and/or educational system.
15. Save a variety of small businesses and family farms.
16. Pay Gordon Ramsay as a once-a-month chef and get to know him on a personal basis.
17. Settle down in a modest 2 story house in my home city. Get a normal-looking car and refrain from most luxury items save for the latest in technology or games.
18. Max out my ROBUX, obviously.
19. Save libraries across the nation.
20. Give a significant portion of the money to Arizona's treasury, because God knows they need it.
21. Buy myself a pure-bred Golden Retriever that takes after my late Cary and treat her like a queen. I'm talking home cooked meals for her every day, her own room in the house dedicated to her dog needs, the equipment for yet another golden retriever youtube channel, and "her own bank account" where I would fund me taking her on road trips across the world.
22. Get into paramotoring.
23. Somehow get a pipe organ installed into my house.
24. Retire at [whatever age this money falls into my hands] and live modestly yet joyfully, donating various bits of my money to various caused.
25. In my elderly age or should I die, arrange for the best lawyers to use the last of the funds to distribute to space companies to preserve the human race beyond Earth. Also, make a massive statue of me or some shit.
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Postby Shanghai industrial complex » Sun May 10, 2020 11:42 pm

Put all the money into the space program.Build a giant space station at Lagrange point, a frontier base on the moon, and a colony on Mars.The rest of the money goes to reaserch FTL.Man must be free from gravity.
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Postby The New California Republic » Mon May 11, 2020 2:35 am

Ghost Land wrote:there's virtually no way you could run out in a normal human lifetime.

Trust me I could. I'd be throwing money at setting up various research institutes, libraries, free hospitals, free schools, free universities, free housing with plumbing and electricity for the needy around the world that it'd probably go through several trillion in the first few years alone.
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Mon May 11, 2020 2:53 am

Well I'd start buying stuff. This would cause huge inflation. I'd be arrested on bogus charges and all my loot confiscated. (Presumed proceeds of crime). Then I'd be released to live in poverty and obscurity. And if I tried to explain any of it to strangers they would back away slowly.
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Postby Dylar » Mon May 11, 2020 3:07 am

Mandicoria wrote:i'd singlehandedly fund a project to shoot a hole into the surface of mars

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Postby Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory » Mon May 11, 2020 3:10 am

Donate $240,999,900,000,000 to charities and keep $100,000,000 for myself
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Postby Nationstatorship » Mon May 11, 2020 3:11 am

You see this nation? You see it's virtual constraints? It's clearly just a fake thing in an online game. It can harm nobody, nobody inside is real, it's all fake, right? 241 trillion dollars can make this real. Buy up all the land...
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Postby Dwarf Land4 » Mon May 11, 2020 3:28 am

A-Give 80,000,000,000,000 to Israel on one of those giant cheques
B-See what the minimum amount of money needed to kick the PRC out of Power
C-Use that to get the PRC out of Power
D-Get ASEAN to Unify
E-Buy Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Bangladesh, India west of that area and Bengal, Guangxi, Guizhou, Chongqing, Fuijan, Jianxi, Hunan and Hainan
F-Give To Taiwan
G-Take Control of Taiwan
H-Become a hermit with the red pandas and giant pandas in Sichuan and Yunnan
I-Get Gillian Anderson back for more X-Files
J-Get the Asean nation to unify with My nation
K-Make a capital city out of Singapore.
L-Buy East Africa and the Horn of Africa
M-Buy the Suez and Panama canals
N-Annex California and Canada
O-Prove once and for all that cryptids are real
P-Fulfil that one interest I have and will not talk about
Q-Make Australia, NZ, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Colombia along with all the pacific islands part of my nation
R-Join NATO
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon May 11, 2020 3:30 am

Thermodolia wrote:That number is so large that I’d have trouble comprehending how rich I’d be let alone figure out what to do with it

This. I have no fucking clue what i would do and would probably have a bit of a breakdown thinking about it.



I'd probably start donating to charities or initiatives i like in Northern Ireland and the Republic of ireland and probably some overseas stuff too. ESA, NASA and others i'd probably try and help out too.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon May 11, 2020 4:56 am

I'd buy lottery tickets from it.

Maybe I win something and I'll be rich.
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Postby Nationstatorship » Mon May 11, 2020 4:59 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:I'd buy lottery tickets from it.

Maybe I win something and I'll be rich.

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Postby Shanghai industrial complex » Mon May 11, 2020 4:59 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:I'd buy lottery tickets from it.

Maybe I win something and I'll be rich.


??? You have so much money, you can set up a gambling company by yourself. Let's guess who won the first prize today? Aha, it's also me
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Postby Rojava Free State » Mon May 11, 2020 5:01 am

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Ghost Land wrote:there's virtually no way you could run out in a normal human lifetime.

Trust me I could. I'd be throwing money at setting up various research institutes, libraries, free hospitals, free schools, free universities, free housing with plumbing and electricity for the needy around the world that it'd probably go through several trillion in the first few years alone.


Thanks to NCR, our standards of living and technology would increase fourfold, and we would finally reach the tech pinnacle they thought we would be at by now.

He'd be like the scottish Speedwagon Foundation.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Mon May 11, 2020 5:05 am

I'd be able to finally hire some Roof Koreans for my job.
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Postby Esternial » Mon May 11, 2020 5:06 am

Put it in a savings account like a responsible adult *nods*

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon May 11, 2020 5:13 am

Shanghai industrial complex wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:I'd buy lottery tickets from it.

Maybe I win something and I'll be rich.


??? You have so much money, you can set up a gambling company by yourself. Let's guess who won the first prize today? Aha, it's also me

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Postby Vistulange » Mon May 11, 2020 5:26 am

That's more money than I can literally conceptualise in my mind. Seriously, $241 trillion just doesn't materialise in my head.

So I'd probably spend it on a metric fuckton of projects. Pay screenwriters, directors and actors and so on to film various films I would enjoy watching, with absolutely zero profit motive. I suppose a few directors would jump at the chance for a literal blank check for their films. Build myself a brand new PC. Get myself a brand new car.

Yeah, that's the extent of my vision, sue me.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon May 11, 2020 5:30 am

I've seen this question lots of times, and I always think in factors of 10. And whether it is euro, american dollars or british pounds, doesn't particularly matter for what I am about to write. Their exchange rates are not near 1:10

So, imagine to be suddenly 1 euro richer. Tax free, in the bank account and without any effort. Life changes? No.
10 euro richer. It's a good day :)
100, it's a very good day, maybe buy a game on steam.
1000, extremely good day, I'll invite some friends and go for a good dinner (well, in non-corona times). Put the rest away like a responsible adult
10 000 Now it starts getting interesting. It's not big enough to be life changing (at least, for me), but it does bring me closer to goals like buying a house.
100 000 I can definitely do a down payment on the mortgage of a house. Life starts to change in serious ways.
1 000 000 My personal financial situation has completely changed. I can buy a house, repay student loans and can think about retiring earlier than at 67.
10 000 000 Same as above, but retiring right away.
100 000 000 Same as above, and now have a few houses, fly business class between the houses.
1 000 000 000 One billion euro, I have made it. I won capitalism.
10 000 000 000 Pretty much every extra euro has become meaningless. I can't do more with it then I already could.
100 000 000 000 one hundred billion, this is getting silly. Jeff Bezos is becoming anxious.
1 000 000 000 000 One trillion. I am now, without a doubt, the richest sheep on the planet.
10 000 000 000 000 Ten trillion. I can go and buy my own country.
100 000 000 000 000 A hundred trillion. There's probably not enough metal in the world to mint coins for this value. Without changing and redesigning the coins, that is.
241 000 000 000 000 This is what was asked. It's a ridiculous amount.
It has well gone into the realm of the weird.

Another thing you can do is to give all humans an equal share of that money. Let's assume 8 billion people and that you lose 1 trillion in setting it up. You can give each human being 30 000 euro.

Which is actually a way more interesting hypothetical.
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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Mon May 11, 2020 5:37 am

Invest in brand new tchnologies, research climate strategies, pay for said strategies, pour money into archeological, anthropological and historical research, build a few cities, invest in some companies, buy out some medical companies and force them to lower prices for most drugs, invest in R&D of all sorts, fix my country's public transport and urban planning issues, funding space travel, and a bunch of other stuff.

As for personal stuff, probably go around the world, eating the best food, touring the world's museums and landmarks, personally funding some stuff while there. Probably will buy a few houses and decorate them in the styles I want.
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Mon May 11, 2020 5:38 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:241 000 000 000 000 This is what was asked. It's a ridiculous amount.
It has well gone into the realm of the weird.

Another thing you can do is to give all humans an equal share of that money. Let's assume 8 billion people and that you lose 1 trillion in setting it up. You can give each human being 30 000 euro.

Which is actually a way more interesting hypothetical.


Catastrophic global inflation occurs. You might want to set up a fund to dole the money out one year at a time?

Even E 1000 per person per year would have some unintended consequences in poor countries. They'd become massive importers for one thing.
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