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Invisibility or Ability to Teleport? Which Would You Choose?

  1. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 9 years ago

    After watching a certain unnamed movie, my daughter and I got on the discussion of superpowers. If you had the choice, would you rather be able to A) be able to become invisible whenever you wished? (not stuck being invisible all of the time or B) be able to teleport from place to place as quickly and easily as Samantha from Bewitched?

    Personally, I would choose B. Imagine the possibilities! My husband gave this reason for being invisible- so that you could hear what people REALLY thought about you.

    1. spooon profile image49
      spooonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Teleport - I won't have to drive anymore and follow people texting in their cars.

      Watch the movie jumper. you will understand why.

  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Teleportation gets my vote for obvious reasons smile

    But I do remember the times when invisibility would have been hands down first - just to be able to spend some time in girls locker room big_smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      But just remember - that means no more cars big_smile

    2. waynet profile image78
      waynetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You would more likely go blind or get hairy palms...so I go for teleportation as I could teleport in and out of the girls locker room and get a quick look and then be on my merry way!

      Probably still go blind and get hairy palms, but hey at least I'd travel!

    3. Angela Harris profile image68
      Angela Harrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ha Ha of course!

  3. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    The fantasy always beats reality smile

    Teleportation. When do we get that again?

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
      Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldn't the appropriate answer then be Invisibility.  Teleportation will happen one day.  Haven't some scientists from Stanford or something teleported atoms?  It's only a matter of time before you can go where ever you like, it may be 50 years, but it will happen.

      I vote for invisibility.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I meant the fantasy of the girl's locker room LOL - The reality will never live up to the fantasy. smile

        And I sure hope teleportation will happen one day.

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        Xerukutaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        they didnt teleport atoms..they duplicated them...lol its retarded..and i think its possible to have mutations in ur dna that can allow u to be invisible..or let u teleport from a place to another..but we need to find the right mutation in the dna to do so..and that will take over hundreds of years or mutations to do that...but who knows..it may have already have happened and the person that has the mutation is being quiet..lol

  4. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    It's just another form of driving tongue

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Like when you are on the back seat of the bus maybe. smile

  5. Marco_Man profile image49
    Marco_Manposted 9 years ago

    I would have to go with invisibility. Your never seen. Yeah it would be great to teleport but Invisibility, you could still travel for free, plane's, train's, automobiles....Just imagine going to Hollywood, sitting next to Al Pacino, or Robin Williams, Robert Deniro....it would be awesome. Countless amounts of illegal oppurtunities.....

    Invisibility is my vote.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL - But they would never know you were there - how much fun would that be? If you could teleport, you could work in London, party in Paris and live in South America.

    1. Angela Harris profile image68
      Angela Harrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My point exactly. The possibilities- Wow! No job opportunity be off limits, all worldwide events would be open to you, etc. It would be freaking awesome!

      And if you wanted, illegal opportunities would also be plentiful. Go to stores or anywhere else when closed and get anything you want, stay places for free, set people up, my gosh, it goes on and on.

    2. Marco_Man profile image49
      Marco_Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Them not knowing you were there would be awesome anyway, christ your sitting next to oscar winners....however there's endless possibilites with celeb's, you could always extort one of them...imagine the secrets you would hear.....damnnnn...

      Wither which way, if I had either ability, work? screw work? I have a super power...I would pretend but that's it....

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    I didn't read the entire forum, but mmmmmaaaaaannnnn! teleport for sure, then I could go to space and sh**.

    1. Marco_Man profile image49
      Marco_Manposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Where would you get a space suit? You would be seen stealing one, but if you were invisible, you could just walk right on to the shuttle, and away you go.

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    Eternallyteposted 9 years ago

    telaport, simply if you dont want to be seen,poof,your gone,but im wondering now if it has to make noise. if its quite,the you can still silenly go where ever you want to

  9. profile image45
    Eternallyteposted 9 years ago

    plus if your invisable,how could you fall in love, youd never be seen, youd have to make your self noticed, and puor paint all over yourself,-or-,what if you didnt want to be seen? youd get covered in dirt,your feet would always be dirty,its realy hard to be perfectly silent, blah blah blah.or maybe you cant be touched,youd have to specify. smile

    1. Angela Harris profile image68
      Angela Harrisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, the original conditions were that you could be invisible at will and reappear whenever you wanted. So this wouldn't be a problem, But it is an interesting argument against invisibility if you had to stay that way.

  10. The Indexer profile image85
    The Indexerposted 9 years ago

    Harry Potter can do both! Sometimes it is essential that he be under his invisibility cloak, at other times he needs to "apparate", which sounds like another name for teleporting. On the grounds that, at least in the later books, he does more of the latter than the former, it would appear that apparating is a more useful skill.

  11. cflynn profile image77
    cflynnposted 9 years ago

    teleporting for me. could i zoom from one time line to another and win the lottery or something ??
    easy money that would be nice. De niro can sit on his own.

  12. RFox profile image73
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    Seeing as how I'm a travel junkie I vote for teleportation. Sure you could sneak on flights if you were invisible, but then you'd still be stuck on an airplane for hours. Teleporting gets you there instantly. I fantasize about teleporting all the time. Especially when I'm getting ready for an 18 hour flight.
    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g24/LisaMznutz/Smilies/weee.gif

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I'd choose teleportation, but I'd probably be like Barkley in Star Trek the Next Generation and develop a psychosis against it. smile

  14. charlemont profile image80
    charlemontposted 9 years ago

    I'd go for teleportation. No traffic jams, no fuel required, no exhausting fumes. Fast, safe, convenient wink

  15. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 9 years ago

    So, it looks like teleporting is kicking invisibility's butt.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image70
      WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey not so fast! My vote is for invisibility!

      I think it would be a ton of fun to be invisible.  Thing of the problems it would solve...
      You could spy on countries much more easily...
      You could be a better crime-solver/crime-stopper by being there to actually witness it...
      You could be the bodyguard for someone and be super-incognito!

      I mean, the benefits are endless!

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    Teleporting would be best. It is as good as being invisible, but yet adds more by being able to instantly move from place to place.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What he said. But darkside - don't take too long. We have to decide tomorrow smile

  17. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    This is a tough question.

    I've seen Jumper and there was a limit to his ability to teleport, he could only jump to places he had either been to before, or that he could see (but not as in see on television or in a photo).

    I'm going to have to have a think on this one.

  18. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    I asked my wife the question, and she said "teleporting".

    So I'll have to go with "invisibility".

    We'd kick some serious butt with two super powers in the family.

    Otherwise I think I'd have gone with teleporting as well.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image70
      WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      As reluctant as that vote was, I'll take it darkside!

      So that's pretty much TWO votes for invisibility and EVERYONE else for teleporting?

      1. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
        Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, I voted for invisibility way back when this thread was started, so THREE.

  19. VioletSun profile image79
    VioletSunposted 9 years ago

    I would love to teleport! Oooh, the possibilities would be endless with this super power. smile

  20. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    So when do we get the teleporting then?

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image70
      WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think I'll just buy the word "teleport" for a couple bucks on that website.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.freewebby.com/happy-smilies/24.gif

  21. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm special.  I can have both, right?

  22. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I'd be happy with just teleportation.

    Some people are never satisfied. big_smile

  23. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm like the Energizer bunny, Mark.

  24. WeddingConsultant profile image70
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    Three, my apologies for missing it!

    So now it's three vs. the rest?...

  25. stephhicks68 profile image92
    stephhicks68posted 9 years ago

    My kids and I vote for teleporting.  Places to go... people to see...  smile

  26. Soya profile image53
    Soyaposted 9 years ago

    here goes vote for teleportig again..being completely invsible to others makes you nonexistent in the world..

  27. shailini profile image59
    shailiniposted 9 years ago

    I guess teleporting - I can be anywhere and everywhere and I can fulfill my childhood dream of "visiting every country in the world" cool

  28. Shirley Anderson profile image76
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    Teleporting, please.  I don't like driving.

  29. DJ Funktual profile image82
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Invisibility for me.    I'd steal money from bad people and look at naked ladies whenever I want.  Teleportation would change my life too drastically to really be able to conceive.

    At least with invisibility you could still have a normal life.

  30. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    I'd choose Teleporting, saves on gas prices and you get to be where ever you want when you want smile

    1. Stooge profile image73
      Stoogeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      But why do you need to save on gas? You could always hop into your neighbour's car or even drive someone's car without getting caught if you were invisible.

      1. Inspirepub profile image79
        Inspirepubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I need aircraft to get to all the people *I* love - even being invisible, I would still have to survive the 22 hours flying time - without snacks and drinks.

        Teleport, definitely!

        Jenny

  31. quotations profile image95
    quotationsposted 9 years ago

    Teleportation is more useful - that way you can go anywhere and get out of the way when you need to get out of a mess. With invisibility, you're liable to just get run over by someone who didn't eben know you were there.

  32. Tater2tot profile image56
    Tater2totposted 9 years ago

    Well before I saw the movie Jumper, I would have said invisibility. But now I say the ability to teleport. because you could just disappear by going somewhere else. tongue

    Tayler!

  33. dreamscaper profile image75
    dreamscaperposted 9 years ago

    Everybody here wants to have the fantasy of invisibility fulfilled for mostly the voyeur aspect, but we all really probably want the teleportation just for the chance to visit anywhere at anytime with no regard for gasoline prices.

  34. jonaitis profile image83
    jonaitisposted 9 years ago

    The best superpower would be super sense, feral instinct, and the ability to heal--i.e., wolverine!!!

  35. Edwin Clark profile image76
    Edwin Clarkposted 9 years ago

    Wolverine's powers are cool, but can you really take him serious with that hair dew? smile
    Oh, my votes for teleportation.

    1. Tater2tot profile image56
      Tater2totposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      haha yeah his hair due is too hairy to be taken seriously. big_smile

  36. jonaitis profile image83
    jonaitisposted 9 years ago

    yeah his hair IS a little out of control...put his powers are still a great combo.

  37. Junkster profile image53
    Junksterposted 9 years ago

    I'd go with Teleportation, I've liked that idea ever since seeing "Jumper"

    Just think, you'd be able to see everything you wanted to ever see in this world in under one day!

    1. Tater2tot profile image56
      Tater2totposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      haha  That is what I said! Ever since I saw Jumper! LOL. that was a cool movie.

  38. TravelMonkey profile image59
    TravelMonkeyposted 9 years ago

    I would be invisible, you will get away with loads more things, but it would depend who else could have the same choice or if anyone else knew you had this power.

  39. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    I cannot believe this thread is still going.  It has been like six months already.  smile

    Teleport all the way!  nanoo nanoooooooo.

  40. John2 profile image52
    John2posted 9 years ago

    I would have picked X-Ray Vision had it been one of the choices, but darn! smile

    I think I'll go for Teleportation. It seems to be Super-Power-ish, not to mention more lucrative in terms of business.

  41. VioletSun profile image79
    VioletSunposted 9 years ago

    Came across this article and poll about desired super powers and remembered this thread.   With the choices given in the poll, I chose healing super powers. smile

    http://news.aol.com/article/poll-finds- … ers/180502

  42. adrainsean profile image44
    adrainseanposted 9 years ago

    i dont know why people...are choosing teleport but I see invisibilty as much more advantage...
    Im sure it will do me more good than teleportation...

 
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