Babble challenge: 50 ways to escape a locked room
- Use some of this ten years of energy to break the door.
- Or the walls. If there isn't a door. I think ten years is enough for either.
- Or fuck it, the ground. I dig my way out with my superhumanly powerful hands.
- The ceiling! I can claw into the walls to climb up.
- Painstakingly carve a key out of one of the parts in my phone.
- Wait, but I like my phone! I painstakingly carve a key out of a metal piece of my clothing.
- Send a friend my location, so that they can help me escape.
- Or I just call 911.
- Host a "Babble challenge" on LessWrong to crowdsource ideas.
- Get media attention.
- Ask the room politely to let me out.
- Ask the room aggressively to let me out.
- Bash a hole in the wall with my phone.
- ...or the door. Or any other border between the room and the everywhere else.
- Call angrily whoever put me here.
- Call nicely whoever put me here, then convince them that there is a second person here. Your experiment is ruined! Surely, you should momentarily open the door so that this other person may leave.
- Wake up.
- Determine my address, order something on Amazon, then play an audio file containing repeated screams for help as the Amazon worker arrives.
- Or just do the screaming myself. But that's kind of tiring.
- Hire someone to go to the address I am at, stare at the door and scream for help...?
- Call a friend asking them to go to the ad........this seems overly convoluted
- Make a list of 50 strategies to get out. Choose the best one. Proceed.
- The same, but with 5,000 strategies. I have a little over ten years, don't I?
- The same, but I try each in order. One is bound to work.
- Call a friend, asking them for strategies. Ignore their repeated offers to help, refusing to reveal that the only reason for this is "that only gets to happen in universe #7!"
- Call 911, asking them for strategies. Repeat until an officer is sent to my location to charge me for false alarm or something.
- Actually, this officer thing is a good idea. Loudly threaten to commit various crimes online. Each post contains a signature; it is my current address in ROT13. They'll never find me!
- Loudly threaten to commit various crimes unless someone goes to my current address (not in ROT13).
- Offer to donate $10,000 to a charity of the address-goer's choice. Omit the fact that I don't have $10,000.
- Offer to give $10,000 to the address-goer. Omit the fact that I don't have $10,000, then lock the address-goer in the room (without a phone!) on my way out so as to avoid the consequences of failing to deliver on my promise.
- Announce that someone other than me has died at my current address. Wait for people to arrive there and collect the body.
- Announce that I have died at my current address. Wait for people to arrive there and collect my body. Surprise!
- Announce, as myself, that I have died at my current address. State that I will be ghost-stabbing my adversaries (I'm a ghost, so it won't do any real harm). Wait for people to arrive and deliver me to a mental institution.
- Announce, as myself, that someone else died at my current address. State how proud I am of having killed them. State that I will be residing here and feasting on the body of my victim for the next two weeks.
- Make my address a geocache. Of course, the box must be found by opening that locked door right there. The box is kind of fleshy and weirdly shaped and please don't open it
- Eat the door, which is made of some edible substance.
- Eat the door, which is not made of an edible substance. Successfully leave the room, then die shortly afterwards.
- Announce, on question 38 of a coincidentally similar LessWrong "Babble challenge," that I am in the exact situation described by the post, hoping that some LessWronger will save me. Please. help
- Go to sleep. Wake up in another parallel universe, never remembering my situation the day before. This is our reality, and we'll never know.
- Punch the window.
- Throw my phone at the window.
- Open the window. Maybe only one part of it is locked.
- No, all of it is locked. I ask the person sitting under the window to open it from the other side.
- Wait out my ten years. Once I'm dead, I find there is an afterlife!
- Try to eat the door. Die before I leave. There is an afterlife!
- Become better at figuring out how to leave locked, empty rooms.
- Cut whatever is causing the door to be locked with a sharp component of my phone.
- Cut whatever is causing the door to be locked with a sharp metal element of my clothing!
- Hire a consultant on escaping locked, empty rooms.
- By pure luck, make a string of discoveries that allow me to make a superintelligent AI with the purpose of escaping me from this room.
This took me ~35 mins.