"You're a mad scientist, what scientific experiment would you run if money and ethics weren't an issue?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor Juco6954-, who showed us that there are truly some mad scientists among us!
I'd restart Project Orion because spaceships propelled by nuclear explosions are awesome.
"If you're a mad scientist..."
Transferring minds to new bodies, with a goal of eventually ditching my old body before it dies of something or other.
If you're a mad scientist with infinite resources and your first goal isn't personal immortality, you're bringing shame to the name of mad scientists everywhere.
I would want to see how a real life Hunger Games scenario and government like in the books works in real life.
"Kill all the power..."
Kill all the power to a major city like New York for an extended period of time to see how tribes form.
"Observe and learn..."
Raise a group of children from birth onwards and raise them without talking to them or have them hear any human language.
Observe and learn how and if they will develop a form of verbal communication.
"If I taught a monkey..."
If I taught a monkey how to operate and maintain a gun, then dropped him in a habitat of other monkeys and hidden gun caches, will he teach them how to use guns as well?
"Try and find a way..."
Try and find a way to make clean energy from giving people an endless supply of cocaine and putting them in a hamster wheel.
Pay people for a sleep study promising to help with their insomnia.
Lock them in a padded room and test how many times a person can listen to Baby Shark before they lose their minds.
"How many people..."
How many people can you peer pressure into joining a cult, and if this peer pressure cult could run on its own. Also, how would they go about sacrificing the weakest member.
"A metric ton..."
A metric ton of cancer research,
Anything and everything. Worked on rats? Straight to humans.
If it cures cancer in the end, f--- the lives lost. It's saving more.