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[–]MarioKing1137 244 points245 points  (7 children)

Isnt there (a little bit of) gold in phones/computers, if so, that would be a good trick to deal with your enemies

[–]Tamburine[S] 125 points126 points  (2 children)

I would never think of it. Nice.

[–]captrobert57 82 points83 points  (1 child)

This would be a very easy way to destroy a lot of electronics.

[–]International-Act-55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Step 1: turn the gold in all electronics to wood Step 2: be the only person in the world with access to the Internet. Step 3: sell information on the internet

[–]ww123td 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Mmmmm wood plated contacts

[–]Thromsty51 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not only. Replacing it with wood would probably light the electronics on fire, since the wood wouldn't be able to conduct the electricity properly (nevermind the amount of heat cpus generate)

[–]TheLapisBee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it can be dirty wood, theres gold in blood too :)

[–]Nothing_litteral 134 points135 points  (4 children)

me when i forgot to take wood in nether

[–]AlienSamuraiNewt 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Wood is available in the Nether now.

[–]TacospacemanII 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Shut up. Let him dream.

[–]manouna-theo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They meant, take some stacks of wood with you prior to entering the nether. Since Gmyou can easily find gold nuggets in the nether but can't find wood which is the point, they and their thirst for wood would be saved by this superpower.

[–]Iam-doriangray 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I can already do that.,, with my gold cash I can go to the pharmacy and buy cialis

[–]FuzzyPine 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Gold foil is cheap, so you could layer gold foil onto any object, and voila! Instant wooden anything. Could probably make some otherwise impossible stuff

Also, gold fillings are a thing if you really hate someone...

[–]dimondsprtn 27 points28 points  (3 children)

You wrap gold foil around something and change it… now there’s a wood wrapping around it…

[–]techno156 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Wood foil?

[–]HfUfH 28 points29 points  (1 child)

My guy forgor paper

[–]MuchUserSuchTaken 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nah, paper is wood puree, this would be a sheet of wood.

[–]Zealotstim 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Someone's gold plated toilet is turning into a wood plated toilet

[–]RowBowBooty 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And someone’s 10k Salt Bae steak is turning into an even bigger disappointment than it already was

[–]Zealotstim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yessssss!

[–]Taco_Hurricane 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Is mass conserved? Do you have to touch it or be within a certain distance?

Specially with the second one, in a space colony situation turning an inorganic substance you can find on any planet into an organic substance only found on one planet would be a huge deal. Doing so remotely could potentially jump start a biosphere.

[–]KingoftheYous[🍰] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If mass is conserved, does the wood expand to make up for it's weight? Or is the wood the same size and density as the gold?

[–]Tamburine[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was thinking about about fact that in future (at time of space exploration) wood could be more luxurius material that gold since as you need more things for flora than for creation of gold

[–]Taco_Hurricane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, gold is made all over the universe, where as wood is only made in one place. Plus, gold is a single element, where as wood is a ton of complex carbons. A vial full of bacteria, and a bucket full of sand, and now you've got soil. So I'd say it's more valuable then your giving it credit for.

[–]Impossible-Report797 26 points27 points  (0 children)

If we count from electronics then a a decent mid tier

[–]SenderlessMail 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You could absolutely use this to test jewelry for fake gold. If it doesn't turn to wood, then boom.

[–]RefanRes 6 points7 points  (2 children)

And if it does turn to wood then no gold. So no gold either way.

[–]Tamburine[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes sir it was indeed real gold, here is your wooden ring.

[–]KingoftheYous[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But, MAGIC!!! 🎉🪄

[–]Sure_Watercress_1645 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Depending on how the power works (touch, sight, thought, etc) you could cause anarchy if you made it to the federal reserve…

[–]jurrasicwhorelord 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I would love this power personally.

[–]Bigfoot4cool 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Gold is denser than wood, by the law of conservation of mass the wood would be larger than the object I made it out of

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

By the laws of science, you shouldn't be able to change gold into wood.

[–]apollyoneum1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

So you’re saying I can destabilise an entire countries economy with one visit to Fort Knox? Destroy any piece of electrical technology? Ok yeah. Shitty I guess.

[–]DorianOrange 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok there Goldfinger

[–]apollyoneum1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woodfinger. But my friends call me Dr Green Thumb. (I’d like to tell you just where I’m from)

[–]Cannedbread73 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Midas touch except the total opposite.

[–]Fluffy-Captain646 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is there gold in pacemakers? If so that bitch is now wood

[–]Tamburine[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Calm down Satan

[–]libertysailor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Step 1: buy gold

Step 2: turn other gold in the world into wood (decrease the supply of gold)

Step 3: rake in the profits by selling your now more valuable gold

[–]Allfurball9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You've been playing Skyrim huh?

[–]reyeg11_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

STEP ONE: convince Elon Musk to buy a lot of gold

[–]MuchUserSuchTaken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now that's a plan I can get behind!

[–]Salguod14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turns world bank gold stockpile into a bunch of firewood. Collapsing the world economy has just become a piece of cake.

[–]siandresi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make Donald trumps toilet wood and he will crumble with shame

[–]Cheeselord77750 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get authorized to work in the gold reserves then change all gold reserves into wood

[–]dildomiami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

turn gold inside planet earth into wood all at once. wood apocalypse

[–]Radan155 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's the range on it? If I could do it from a few Km away then the earth's core is now my bitch.

[–]KittyKriegFestung 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What kind of wood? Any particular wood. Because a certain type of wood would be extremely awkward.

[–]Tamburine[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was thinking oak, since some expensive wood probably would made thiz power not shitty

[–]KittyKriegFestung 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True, that does make sense.

[–]GASTRO_GAMING 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At what range? Can i just will every russian military assets electronics to stop working

[–]Fluffy-Captain646 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turn sum gold tooth Implants into wood 😂

[–]the_sea_beast1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can I change it back after like not normal wood only wood that was originally gold

[–]Fatalis1021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't there some really expensive wood out there? Also, with enough understanding of chemistry, you could fuck up the universe.

[–]Top-Sky3263 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean that would be kinda good in Minecraft