Example of a skill transfer
Peter, a professional cook, has lost his job in a highend French restaurant. He has recently taken up a loan to finance the purchase of a flat for himself and his wife and is now in acute need of money. To give himself a quick break, he decides to sell his cooking skills. During the extraction of his skill into the capsule attached behind his ear (which takes 30 days) he loses the ability to cook intuitively.
He keeps all his knowledge of food, but he can no longer intuitively judge whether a fruit is ripe or not, simply by touching or smelling it. He has lost his feeling for cooking. He can still cook by the book and follow the recipe, but the smell and look of the meat on the stove no longer serve as cues for him, telling him when it’s done. To a certain extent, he even lost his fine taste for food. His wife is disappointed. Finally Peter has time to cook at home, but now he can’t.
The results of his attempts of cooking by resorting to his knowledge and recipes are unsatisfactory and frustrating. Final ly, he decides to prepare frozen food. The frozen pizza always takes as long as it says on the package, and, after all, he can hardly taste the difference to a homemade ovenbaked pizza anyways. He longs for the day until the capsule is full and he regains his cooking skills.
As the former chef of a renowned restaurant, he can expect to receive enough money to get him through the next month by selling his skill. Peter sells the capsule to a wellknow skill transfer company that promises consistency and high quality to its custom ers. In order to prove his credentials, he needs to show them proof from his former employers. After selling the capsule, he receives the money. Within a short period of time, his cooking skills regain their previous level.
Robert wants to impress a girl on a date. He has invited her for dinner. He buys a highquality shot that promises to deliver cooking skills from a master of French cuisine. He inhales the shot and goes shopping on the central market. From previous experience with skill transfers, he knows that they work best without thinking.
He goes through the market and intuitively picks his ingredients. He simply »feels« what would go well with something else and buys some spices that previously he didn’t even know they existed and the names of which he never heard of. He comes home to prepare dinner and manages easily to prepare a perfect Coq au vin. The evening is going as planned. Robert is just hoping that he will still have some of this skill left when he prepares breakfast next morning.
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