Who would you want to be for a day?

Who would you want to be for a day?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio Over Ear Headphones worth HK$2,598.

The contestants

 

Contestant 1

Bill Gates, so I could transfer his US$79 billion into my bank account. :)

In addition to setting up Corbis Corporation, bgC3, Microsoft Corporation, and Microsoft Research, Gates has also established an organisation to fight disease (The Global Fund), and another to help people in extreme poverty (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

I would get Microsoft Research to design software that would use satellite data from across the globe to plan green energy creation. This way, more of the world's power could come from solar, water, and wind energy.

Next, I would work on technology that could capture the never-ending solar energy in space, and send it down to Earth. That should be enough to solve our planet's energy problems.


Contestant 2

Instead of being a celebrity with millions of fans, it would help me more right now if I could become my school's principal. I've got three years of school left and being the principal for just one day could make it the best time of my school life ever.

I would make new rules: we can eat anywhere, anytime, anything. More vending machines. Less homework. Change the schedule so I can sleep in. Small things like these would lead to such a happier student life - at least for me! I'd love to go to school and have everyone follow all my rules and respect me.

And I'd definitely convince my staff - I mean, teachers - to give myself straight As. Being in my principal's shoes for just a few hours would be such a wonderful experience!


Contestant 3

My love for chocolate is difficult to put down in words. Even if it were for just one day, I would love to be the CEO of the world's biggest chocolate company. Being surrounded by all the ingredients that go into chocolate … what more could I ask for!

I can already imagine Willy Wonka's chocolate factory: open one door, and fresh hazelnuts are being sorted; open another, and sugar is being heated to prepare caramel; open another, and cream is being whipped by a huge whisk … and finally the best part: the room that makes the chocolate, where the freshest and most expensive cocoa beans are dried, cleaned and roasted, before being ground to liquefied cocoa mass. My factory would be able to produce the best chocolate that is desired by everyone, young or old.

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Who would you want to be for a day?

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