The poll fever continues!!! Here is today’s scenario: The magical girl of evil and darkness appears in your bedroom one evening and promptly abducts you. You are brought to a paradise remote island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean full of materialistic luxuries of anything most ordinary people could possibly desire. The amenities are free for you to use, the food is all-you-can-eat, similar to luxury cruise liners — except this is an entire island. You are told to stay here for four weeks. If you manage to stay the whole period, you will be paid a hefty sum as a compensation for your time — the equivalent of a top CEO’s salary in your country. If you decide to go home before four weeks are reached, you will receive no money. There is a catch though. Listen carefully to the conditions. First, every visitor on the island is a perfectly random person from anywhere in the world (Note: gender and age is also random) who consented to be here under the same terms you have. A high-tech language translator has been provided to every individual to address any language barrier. Second, you will be assigned a roommate that is completely random. The living arrangement is a suite where both you and your roommates have a private bedroom but shared common space. Third, you must stay within a two hundred meter radius of your roommate at all times. If you and your roommate are separated by a distance of more than two hundred meters, both of you are automatically disqualified and sent off the island with no reward. Fourth, there are no other rules except for the fact that you can wish to be teleported off the island at any time, and you will instantly teleported back to your life on Earth, which counts as a loss. Note: you cannot bring anything on the island back with you. At the end of the four month period, what is the likelihood that you will end up being friends with your roommate? Personally, I define friendship as a desire to continue meeting up with your roommate after returning to your previous life on Earth. One way to think of this question is to imagine yourself in this situation with 1000 perfectly random people across the world. Do you think you would end up friends with 1000/1000 strangers? Or maybe 10/1000 strangers? Do you make friends easily with people when thrown randomly into this kind of four-week situation? If no, what factors in another person make it difficult for you to become friends with them? Are there any qualities in a person that would be an INSTANT NO! with regards to friendship?