Murmur

Overclock

In the silicon-based world, people like overclocking. They use refrigerator, fan, water, liquid nitrogen or whatever to cool the CPU, hence increasing the computing power. In the carbon-based world, people like underclocking. They use alcohol as the main ingredient to slow down the brain. Are we too smart? I don’t think so. We are too shy.

Barber

If we were to really reduce the carbon footprint of human beings, we need to remove all barbershops and praise being bald. Everyone gets a hair clipper so they can become bald at home. No more energy spent on dyeing, perm or hair drying. The real bald people are happier since they become ordinary people again. Bald billionaires no longer need to waste tons of money seeking a cure for baldness.
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Cancer

Many people think they fear cancer. But when people really get cancer, many of them aren't as frightened as they thought they would be. Instead, they start to think about questions that haven't been thinking about, they discover the little treasures in life, they start to develop real relationships, they express their real feelings, they look at the sky and find connections of everything in the universe, they become philosophists.
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Siesta

A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon. Dreams in the afternoon are different than the night ones. They are bright, vivid, colorful yet dry, sad and nostalgic. Dreams in the afternoon also increase the chance of sleep paralysis. Horrible things happen in front of your eyes, yet you can do nothing but watch it. The world is rotating, transforming and collapsing, there is no escape. You get struck by the horror, the memory fades away, then you experience the horror once again.
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Sense

We sense stuff. We see, smell, hear, taste, and touch. Of course we are capable of more than sensing. We sense, we process, we output. Just like how a robot works. What makes a human special is the processing step. But we are gradually losing that ability. Stimuli are bypassing our brain. Stimuli become the output. The processing unit doesn't work anymore, it short circuits the input to the output.
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Reason

Determinism, causation, free will, big bang, quantum, uncertainty principle, whatever. If human beings were created by a superior being, let it be god or an alien, yet we are so ugly, contradictory, stupid and narcissistic, I can think of some reasons. The superior being, let's call it it, was already doing its best. -> It was stupid. It deliberately made us so. -> We are an experiment to it, the earth is (maybe) the largest zoo in the universe.
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Dungeon

Not many dungeons exist in the world, because there are not many castles. But criminals are turning their basement into a dungeon, simply because it's a perfect place for committing crimes. It's spacious, soundproof and inconspicuous, with a lot of tools handy for a crime. A simple search gives these names Gertrude Baniszewski Josef Fritzl Viktor Mokhov Li Hao Marc Dutroux Wolfgang Přiklopil John Jamelske Alexander Komin The list doesn't end here.
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Ape

C, who wants to become a gorilla on the island, finds that chimpanzees are more related to humans than gorillas. He also noticed that apes don't have a tail. Humans are obsessed with apes. There are Planet of the Apes Beneath the Planet of the Apes Escape from the Planet of the Apes Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Battle for the Planet of the Apes Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes War of the Planet of the Apes The first film, Planet of the Apes, released in 1968, earned 32 million dollars.
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Urinal

F, the bald guy, is renovating his house. He's been living in the same house for years. When you walk in the house, you can immediately feel the high entropy. Everything in the house is disintegrating or decomposing. Years ago, when F was building the house, he was not bald. He had hope for life. He put a spectacular bathtub in the bathroom, he designed a walk-in robe near his bedroom.
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Guru

J finishes his breakfast and rides his bike to a temple. J is a guru there. J has a little room in the temple, where he talks with people. When there is no one to talk to, J looks out the door, makes eye contact with whomever, and welcomes him or her in. Thousands of people visit the temple every day. Most of them just hang around, take a few photos, then post the pictures somewhere on the internet.
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