If your family lived in a low-lying area like New Orleans or Miami Beach, how might it change any of your lives if you knew global warming would raise sea levels a foot each century and submerge the entire place in a few hundred years?


Would you give up half of what you own for a pill that would permanently alter you so that sleeping an hour a day would fully refresh you without side effects?

  • Do you feel you have enough time? If not, what might give you that feeling? As you age, are you becoming less or more concerned about “wasting” time?


If you knew that devoting yourself to an all-consuming occupation— music, writing, acting, business, politics, or medicine— for 20 years would make you one of the best in the world at it, would you? If so, which would you choose?

  • If you knew that such laser focus would give you a shot at success, but no guarantee, would you still go for it?