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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Rules:

*You can teleport into and out of it at will

*It has a couple of plug sockets and can connect to internet from the region you teleported in from

*You can take objects and people with you

*As already stated, it is (3m)^3 (3m*3m*3m). The walls are plain plaster with a light in the middle of the ceiling. The pocket dimension is topologically toroidal, so if there weren't walls and a ceiling/floor (which you can actually destroy) you would loop if you went more than 3m in any direction. Gravity, then, is artificial and can be altered to anywhere from 0 to 2g from a dial on the wall.

Edit: additional specifications

*You can only teleport out to where you teleported in from.

*Time proceeds at the same rate inside the pocket dimension

*There is an eject button for those inside to get out if something happens to you

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[-] MrVilliam 93 points 3 weeks ago

I think I'd probably pack a bed, TV, microwave, and mini fridge into it and go travel and see a bunch of the world without worrying about lodging. I could also use it at work to eliminate my commute and save myself the high rent of living in Northern Virginia lol.

[-] inb4_FoundTheVegan 22 points 3 weeks ago

My feeble American brain can't comphrened the concept of safe, free, private housing.

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[-] troglodytis 60 points 3 weeks ago

I'll tell you what'd I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time

[-] SPRUNT 13 points 3 weeks ago

That's it? If you had a pocket dimension, you'd do two chicks at the same time?

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[-] [email protected] 59 points 3 weeks ago

Magical room with free power and Internet... I'm making it into a server room!

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[-] [email protected] 46 points 3 weeks ago

Paint the inside beige and rent it out for $2000/month

[-] [email protected] 41 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Don't forget to paint over the electrical outlets, the thermostat and door hinges for that true landlord special aesthetic.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Man, the places I could hike without having to carry a pack! Wouldn't need to plan for resupply or anything. Would have communication access from anywhere in the world.

You could use it as a kickass home gym where you can dial up or down gravity depending on what you're doing.

Smuggling would be a whole lot easier if you went that route. Transporting all sorts of things really; you only need to get yourself to the new location.

Could do some very amazing magic tricks since you can disappear (and swap props or outfits or whatever).

With gravity turned down you could presumably build up some momentum and launch yourself places. Not sure how you'd stick the landing unless you can control which way is "up" as you teleport to the room.

Edit: Just realised this idea is kinda similar to an ability from HunterxHunter

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[-] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

break top

break bottom

insert shit ton of rocks

set gravity to 2g for faster gravitational acceleration

I have acquired rocks that can keep falling and build up velocity forever.

live life as usual; when I'm old enough to near death, aim for anywhere within the planet with said rocks.

Assuming I fill the 3x3x3 box half to half with sandstone and air; its weight will be 33kg.

If I live for 70 years more, assuming the gravitational acceleration is 19.72 m/s^2; I can generate stones that can go up to 156.8 billion km/s (or 145 times the speed of light)

Using the kinetic energy formula; I'm pretty sure unleashing this anywhere will be enough to destroy a huge chunk of the existing universe and in the end I'll be the person to go out of the world with the biggest bang.

Well, specifics about the big bang is not known; but I'll be its closest contender if it is correct.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago

They wouldn't go faster than terminal velocity if you keep air in the chamber, and even if you remove it, they won't go faster than c. They'll still go pretty fast, though.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I don't think the drag force due to air would work the same in a system with such a high concentration of rocks. It's not like one object falling through undisturbed fluid, which then has to get out of the way, in this case the air would gradually start to move along with the rocks.

This might be better modelled as turbulent flow of a mixed solid/air suspension. But there's no 'edges' to the flow due to the looped dimension, so the viscous forces are pretty uniform... There would still be a terminal velocity, but much much higher than a rock falling through an atmosphere

Also I imagine the rocks would quickly grind themselves to very fine dust, once they pick up a bit of kinetic energy, so then it would behave more like a fluid with uniform density... Could it even end up as laminar flow?

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[-] inb4_FoundTheVegan 32 points 3 weeks ago

Cameras in every corner and hold the world monopoly on 0 g porn.

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[-] Sterile_Technique 29 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

The amount of chaotic fuckery you could do with this...

Driver tailgating me? Here, enjoy 3m³ of ocean water, fuckface.

Some big religious event? Imagine the shitstorm that would happen if 3m³ of locust just appeared out of nowhere!

Trump rally? ~~Bees~~ Hornets.

"How can I use my pocket dimension to fuck with ___" would be my new approach to pretty much every encounter for the rest of my life, lol.

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago

How about just living in it.

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago

Assuming that I can take it wherever, and when I’m in it, no one can see any trace of it…

I would find locations where valuable items would be in the near future. Go to that place, hop in my box, and wait for night fall. Then I would magically materialize in a strange masked bandit costume, rob them blind, and disappear. Then pop out a few days later in different clothes to make my casual exit.

Ideally, I’d go in and out inside a bathroom nearby so it’s less conspicuous.

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[-] ccf 21 points 3 weeks ago

I'd probably use it as having a lot of extra portable storage space, so it'd probably get filled up with a bunch of junk real fast. also I'd have the coolest battery pack

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

As others have mentioned - I'd use it as a hotel room and travel the world. I wonder if becoming a courier could fund the travel costs.

[-] iceonfire1 18 points 3 weeks ago

*You can only teleport out to where you teleported in from.

Does this mean you get dropped into outer space if you stay inside for more than checks notes ~4 minutes?

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

This is a terrifying power, I gotta say. Like a dude could carry an entire armory around and deploy it Looney-toons-style wherever he wanted.

I would probably just put a bunch of shelves in it and use it as a personal EDC gear storage space. 3m^3 is more than enough space to store pretty much anything you might need in a jiffy.

There's also apart of me that thinks putting a bed in there would mean not having to bring a date back to your place or to a hotel - but being real I'd probably never use it if I set it up like that.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

Some ideas:

  1. A fast way to dig holes, if 'soil' or 'stone' is an object.
  2. Annoy physics teachers -- move in and out to drive a piston. Perpetual motion!
  3. Moving day is easy.
  4. Server farm.
  5. Safe house.
  6. Is momentum conserved? Not sure how general relativity would work. Win a Nobel Prize.
  7. Building stuff in space just got a lot easier and safer. 27 cubic meters of free payload!
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[-] FlyingSpaceCow 17 points 3 weeks ago

Long trips on planes/trains/busses would be a lot more enjoyable.

Emergency supplies would be available at a moments notice including escape from the elements (camping/travel just became a breeze) .

Would you be able to free dive super deep taking each breath or a rest in the pocket dimmension?

[-] brianorca 15 points 3 weeks ago

Since the pocket dimension would be sea level pressure, dipping into it for a breath when you're deep is a sure way to get the bends, which would be a painful way to die. (Especially if nobody is there to help you.)

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

The plane would keep moving while you left, so.. you would come back in to empty space.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

So would, like earth, or even the Milky Way. All motion is relative. Gotta define what "the same place you teleported in from" means...

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

2g weight room. I would train some rabbits to pull weights. Then take my rabbit beasts out after 6 months and have them pull me around town in a sled.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

Slow down there Radagast.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

I would get a metal rod of four meters, and teleport into the pocket universe to see what happened.

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

If I bring luggage or a person in with me, can I leave them there for a few hours? Would they have a way to get out if something happens to me? (Travel just got easier in my mind)

Edit: also, did you mean 3m x 3m x 3m, or 3m^3, which is 1m x 1m x 3m?

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

3m3m3m

And time works the same in the pocket dimension, and sure there is an eject button for them to get out if something happens to you

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

*There is an eject button for those inside to get out if something happens to you

Well there goes one idea...

*Time proceeds at the same rate inside the pocket dimension

There go a couple more...

I'd go camping. Travel around the world. Become a cleptomaniac. The usual stuff...

[-] SpaceNoodle 13 points 3 weeks ago

Three cubic meters, or a cube with three metre sides?

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

So... Like a Pokeball for humans? 🤔

[-] HexesofVexes 12 points 3 weeks ago

It sounds really boring but... Reading nook - just a little spot to relax and read. Kit out the floor with pillows, the walls with shelves, and paint the ceiling to look like the sky.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

Can I only teleport back to where I teleported in from, or can I teleport out of the cube to anywhere I want?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

Sorry, I should have specified. The former.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

Well, feel like I could quite easily become a very famous stage magician a la "The Prestige" which would help make me rich while letting me keep the pocket dimension thing hidden in plain sight so to speak.

But my mind, as always, races to the limits more so than the possibilities. What would happen if I bring in more stuff than would fit? Say I bring in a decimeter cubed of concrete over and over until I no longer fit inside the cube if I'm allowed the concrete with me in? What if teleport in while driving? Does the car come with even though it doesn't fit? And if I return to the spot I entered does that mean I'll plopp out on the highway while my car is wrecked a ways down the road or inside my mangled car? What if the space i entered from is occupied or otherwise lethal?

What if I teleport in while under water? The void i leave in such an instantaneous fashion would behave quite interestingly if I did it at great depth.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

edit: oh, pocket dimension... i just thought it said "pocket"...

whatever, i'm leaving it :P

[-] punkwalrus 11 points 3 weeks ago

No mention of external dimensions, so I am going to assume that it exists in the abstract since you mention teleportation. Like you just think about it and teleport there, not carry it upon your person like a portable hole in D&D.

Like others mentioned, a living space of some kind. I'd worry at first where I teleport inside, like hopefully not inside my mattress. Also, when I teleport back out, where is that? Where I teleported in? What if that gets replaced, like say I popped out while in an empty parking garage, but popped back in and a car is now parked where I left off? Might be nice if I pop back out anywhere I choose. Pop in while in New York, pop out in London.

Man, I'd save so much on rent. Or at least storage.

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[-] Jarix 10 points 3 weeks ago

I would ask writers Game masters and gamers to use the item in their stories/games and see what uses they come up with i would never thought of on my own

Whike waiting for that to come to fruition ide look for a passable look a like to team up with.

Then i would figure out how the teleporting works. If it maintains speed/velocity/vector/momentum

test if i could jump from really high, pop into my pocket dimension just before hitting the ground cancelling out the speed i was falling when i pop out of the pocket dimension

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[-] habahnow 9 points 3 weeks ago

*It has a couple of plug sockets and can connect to internet from the region you teleported in from

What do you mean connect to internet? usually that needs to work through a provider, and be hard wired. I think for this scenario its safer to assume you have radio signal access meaning you could have mobile data and calling.

I'm also assuming the teleportation is relative to the earth so If I'm on a plane, I wouldnt' want to teleport into my pocket dimension as I'd teleport out of it away from the plane.

One thing that comes to mind is you're basically an extremely hard to catch drug smuggler. The only time anyone will ever find drugs on you is when you're taking it out or into the dimension. Heck, even in doing sales, you can't be easily caught because you can drop off the drugs somewhere remote, and pick up the cash elsewhere. Even if you get "ripped off" the biggest problem for you is the money lost on buying the product, and travel time.

I think having a specialized emergency kit in the dimension would be very valuable. Maybe some explosives if you ever need to clear out an area though that should be rare. Canned food, and water. First aid kit. Some kind of smoke bomb (running away from a situation). Laptop with internet access (if you ever need to hide out, acts a entertainment and a way to hear what's going on in the world). Cardboard box that you can fit into (not certain whether you should teleport back somewhere because people are looking for you? Teleport back, inside the cardboard box to see if it's safe lol). Several rechargeable batteries since you basically have unlimited free power.

I think one of the more practical uses is using it as a home. You can live almost anywhere and have at least a small home. Get a job in the highest paying area you can access, and live in your home for most of the time and you'll save so much because those high wages usually stem from high cost of living.

I don't think you'd want to transport people because the more people that know about your ability, the more attention you'll get which is very bad. The only way transporting people really works is if they're transported while unconscious so they're not aware they were in another dimension.

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[-] PumpkinSkink 9 points 3 weeks ago

it'd be a great place to grow some weed.

[-] Stern 9 points 3 weeks ago

Stealing. JFC so much stealing.

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