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[–]old 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

You don't switch back until you see them again.

Your logic is flawed. I am them now. We'd switch back almost immediately, because it's quite hard not to see your own body.

I hope the last person I saw (on some random thumbnail) is filthy rich and blind - in that case, I'd hire a hitman to have my old body killed.

[–]slabgreen[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, you're in their body. I suppose you could take that to mean "I am them now," although that's not what I meant.

Until you see yourself again, then.

[–]trevmon 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

if it is a cool person I'd want to keep the body and never go see them and hide from them so my eyes don't line up with them. But if not I'd just go to them really quick and see them to switch back.

[–]slabgreen[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Personally I'd never consider permanently switching with another person, even if they are cool. But it would depend...

[–]trevmon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i would for some hot chad model guy, 24/7 sex would be great

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

This could be the ultimate blackmail ability; if you have the stomach for it.

One could develop a fetish for photography and rear insertion.

Label it the in my possession curse. Upon acquiring compromising material a letter would be sent out.

Dear reader,

In my possession, I have...

[–]Zombi 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

They could just ruin your life as well, though?

[–]slabgreen[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well, they wouldn't know what's going on. If you switch back quickly, I doubt whoever you switched with would have time to take advantage of the situation. Some people think faster than others, though.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

That's a good point.

Is there a line of sight requirement for this? Or are video and photographs sufficient?

My assumption was a timed and self induced imprisonment strategy.
This is quite open ended.

[–]Zombi 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I'd say if you really wanted to be an evil fuck you'd drain their bank account ASAP as well as take all valuables and hide them in a secret location. After you've taken everything of value and secured it, you're now primed to switch back.

Their first instinct will be to return to their comfort zone. Most likely they'll return to their home (the home you presumably woke up in). If they have a husband or wife you'd want to stick by them immediately after the looting/hiding. Basically, make sure you're by the thing that they are most likely to return to. You could even try to contact them (who else would know the best way to contact you besides you) and meet up. They can't give you anything more as they're now you and you've already taken all their valuables, so it will be as easy as you explaining the situation and how to switch back, yet leaving out the whole stealing part.

Meet up and switch back, profit off of the perfect crime. Nobody will believe you stole anything from them as they technically withdrew everything and lost it. They can try to blame you, but the only thing you did was meet up with them.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was thinking of a more strategic blackmail angle.

Switch bodies.

Grab their cell phone. Grab something else.

Head to the bathroom for a couple of minutes of compromising photos.

Use their facial unlock feature to email the photos to a secure account.

Money/valuables is great, but your can get caught with it.

The photos are useful for many applications. They could even be sold.

I'm not sure how you'd get in legal trouble if someone emailed photos of themselves to you.