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(CNBC)   The world will have its first trillionaire within the next 25 years. Early money is on the person who invents a cellphone that explodes when it's used inside a movie theater   (cnbc.com) divider line 34
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574 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Apr 2014 at 11:10 AM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-26 09:11:10 AM  
Why would anyone buy that phone?
 
2014-04-26 09:53:37 AM  

itsdan: Why would anyone buy that phone?


I imagine it would make a good gift for that special someone.
 
2014-04-26 10:42:59 AM  
I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.
 
2014-04-26 10:56:42 AM  
I'd buy the phone, plus another cell phone, then throw the first phone at local punks who feel the need to talk back to the screen during a movie, then dial the first phone with the second phone.

...

o_O
/phone
 
2014-04-26 11:27:38 AM  
I'd go for the guy who invents a device that automatically keys any car that's badly parked, it'd save me so much time.
 
2014-04-26 11:37:07 AM  
No bets on Tsar Putin?
 
2014-04-26 11:53:27 AM  
Funny how the accumulation of wealth is time dependent.
 
2014-04-26 12:08:59 PM  
First?

www.livius.org
 
2014-04-26 12:32:04 PM  

snocone: I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.


Add on a proximity detector that causes the car to ignite within 0.5 car lengths of the car ahead of it.
 
2014-04-26 12:37:25 PM  
Ok

Adjusted for inflation?
 
2014-04-26 01:04:25 PM  

doglover: First?

[www.livius.org image 556x743]


Hey, I know that guy, that guy posts on fark a lot.
 
2014-04-26 01:05:48 PM  
The world's second trillionaire is going to be the person that figures out how to upload user manuals directly into a human brain - matrix style.

The first trillionaire will be the person who invents a drug that deactivates a man's libido.
 
2014-04-26 01:08:59 PM  
I'm pretty sure we already have a trillionaire ... if we could actually uncover all his assets.

cdn.breitbart.com
 
2014-04-26 01:15:44 PM  
The pope is already a trillionaire.
 
2014-04-26 01:22:29 PM  
media.npr.org
"Well in case you're wondering if it'll be me, it won't be. Just in case you're wondering, you can count me out."
 
2014-04-26 01:25:16 PM  
How about a device that causes someone who talks in a movie theater to explode?
 
2014-04-26 01:26:52 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Ok

Adjusted for inflation?


No.

chinwag.com
 
2014-04-26 01:33:57 PM  

gopher321: I'd buy the phone, plus another cell phone, then throw the first phone at local punks who feel the need to talk back to the screen during a movie, then dial the first phone with the second phone.

...

o_O
/phone


I think that's called an IED and used in Iraq all the time.  Probably not in movie theaters though.
 
2014-04-26 02:03:39 PM  
I think it who ever invents the clothes folder for homes.
 
2014-04-26 02:10:14 PM  

snocone: I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.


ThatBillmanGuy: snocone: I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.

Add on a proximity detector that causes the car to ignite within 0.5 car lengths of the car ahead of it.


Add on that after 500m if the left turn signal is on without making a left turn, the airbag deploys.
 
2014-04-26 02:11:46 PM  

ElLoco: itsdan: Why would anyone buy that phone?

I imagine it would make a good gift for that special someone.


elitedaily.com

Approves.
 
2014-04-26 03:48:16 PM  
I thought everyone in Zimbabwe was a trillionaire a few years ago when inflation was out of control.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-26 06:48:00 PM  
I give 3:1 odds that the worlds first trillionaire is Chinese.
 
2014-04-26 08:02:26 PM  
Bill Gates was worth more in the 90s than he is now, so I don't know if I believe that it'll happen in 25 years. Especially since no one has yet broken $100 billion yet
 
2014-04-26 09:22:42 PM  
I'd invent a phone that slaps fark users that keep writing stupid asshole comments like this in this thread
 
2014-04-26 10:44:49 PM  

machoprogrammer: Bill Gates was worth more in the 90s than he is now, so I don't know if I believe that it'll happen in 25 years. Especially since no one has yet broken $100 billion yet


Bill Gates hit the $100 billion mark.
 
2014-04-26 11:07:24 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I'd go for the guy who invents a device that automatically keys any car that's badly parked, it'd save me so much time.


That was you?
 
2014-04-27 12:01:35 AM  
Of course, technically King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia currently owns about 30 trillion dollars worth of oil... so... there's that.
 
2014-04-27 12:28:12 AM  
Keep paying for Totalfark.
 
2014-04-27 01:21:17 AM  

El Supe: I thought everyone in Zimbabwe was a trillionaire a few years ago when inflation was out of control.

[img.fark.net image 850x421]


This. it's incredibly easy to be a trillionaire - $3.99 on ebay. It's just not going to be USD...
 
2014-04-27 01:27:55 AM  
I don't know about the cell phone thing as I just rather not ever go into a movie theater.  But I'd put an additional mortgage on my house for the guy who invests a device to stab people in the face over the Internet.
 
2014-04-27 04:40:54 AM  

machoprogrammer: Bill Gates was worth more in the 90s than he is now, so I don't know if I believe that it'll happen in 25 years. Especially since no one has yet broken $100 billion yet


Meh, Rockefeller was probably worth around 500 Billion if you adjust for inflation.  The Rothschilds as a family even more.
 
2014-04-27 09:42:15 AM  

snocone: I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.


I want them to explode if they have daytime running lights.
 
2014-04-27 11:29:48 PM  

Mister Peejay: snocone: I want cars to explode after 3 minutes in the left lane.

I want them to explode if they have daytime running lights.


?  Daytime running lights make cars significantly more noticeable in the day time, and have been shown to significantly reduce the occurrence of accidents.   Everybody should drive with their running lights on.
 
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