ethos wrote:I'd wish for complete control over myself.
This means the ability to reconfigure my brain for eidetic memory, ability to redesign and preserve my genetic code to eliminate aging, ability to selectively control my metabolism and efficacy of body, etc.
While a simple 'wish,' it more or less encompasses the entirety of possible wishes. Immortality (more or less) without the loss of sanity (ability to reconfigure your memory so that you don't overload yourself), ability to change appearance and intelligence. If you want money, you have the capability to make it by numerous methods.
Okay, you basically read my mind. Full body control.
Or, I'd wish for the ability to communicate with my subconscious self.
I could give it an order, and it would do it for me, so I'd have two minds controlling one body, being able to perform twice as good.
That would be pretty crazy, I mean, learning twice as fast, movement twice as precise, etc...
Actually, there is a book by Robert Heinlein that basically follows this same concept a bit further.
In the book, any sufficiently intelligent person actually has multiple mental 'threads'. Think like a muli-threading computer, and how it can compute several processes in parallel. Its kinda funny, because one of the anecdotal examples is a guy who sits in a meeting reading a book, writing to himself, and listening/participating in conversations. When someone asks if he is paying attention, another person dresses him down for demanding too much, saying something like "You can't expect him to waste all of his resources on you, can you?"
Unfortunately, this could also lead to Dissociative Identity Disorder, so...
[EDIT] If interested, the book is Beyond This Horizon
by Robert A. Heinlein.