Life would never be the same again with a fully functioning duplication machine! You’d never run out of money or be down to your last Rolo. And think of the good you could do, you’d be able to save animals on the brink of extinction!
And if you could copy yourself, the real you could have endless fun while the other did all your schooling and homework. Should you ever be tempted to copy yourself, however, you should take the precautions below. Your duplicate would need to know who’s boss.
Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd. Make sure that you’re in charge of delegating the workload. If you don’t lay down the law from the start, your duplicate could take over. It might be YOU who ends up doing all the work while your duplicate has all the fun.
Build a security system into the machine and change the password as soon as you’ve duplicated yourself. If your duplicate were able to use the machine and copy themselves over and over, you’d quickly be overthrown by your duplicates and almighty chaos would ensue.
Make two T-shirts to be worn at all times, one for you, saying ‘Original’, and the other for your duplicate, saying ‘Copy’, so no one gets confused.
As you can see, duplication could be fraught with danger. And remember that if you could copy anything any number of times, that thing would quickly lose its value, and nothing and nobody would be unique any more. It sounds great in theory, but think twice before inventing this machine!
Fool’s gold: The highest value US banknote ever minted was for $100,000, but this didn’t stop ambitious counterfeiter, Tekle Zigetta, who was caught forging $1 billion-dollar bills in 2006. Now the US government has stopped the production of dollar bills above $100 in value.
The quickest way to annoy someone is to copy EVERYTHING that person does. Repeat everything they say out loud and copy every move they make. It’ll drive them crazy!