sometime sun;119438 wrote:
I think the question, do you have the right to push that button? comes into it especially considering you are this world, this world is you, or is that just your world? not the world?
Who could say he has not the right to push the button? =)
I mean, what arguments would one use? You dont have the right to kill millions of other people? Why not?
So, why not a big red button that only destroys you? You wouldn't notice the difference, would you?
If he wouldnt notice the difference, why destroy only himself? =)
If it happens as you say, you will die pretty much instantly (when the thing goes off in 10 minutes after pushing the button). If you are dead, then you are not going to experience much, are you? So what is the experience that you are hoping to have?
I suppose he will spend 10 minutes experiencing the feeling of have condemned irreversibly everything he knew to a shift, instantaneous destruction.
If we look at the lives of most people, they probably suffer more than they get pleasure, so from a weighing of one against the other, the best choice may very well be to push the button.
That is really a matter of perspective. If you are a sadomasochist, you may just choose to leave that button alone =)
GT,what about an enhanced radiation weapon such as a neutron bomb? That would take care of living tissue but leave the earth in tact, or do you just want the bang?
What? and make the ecologists happy? NEVER! =)
What if your mind scape altered after pushing the button and you had second thoughts.....why not start with one continent at a time....it gives you an out should you have that second thoughts.:bigsmile:
That also would give you the opportunity to watch the bangs =)
I think I would not press the red button. That would be suicide, and I have decided to not suicide already, and I dont like to reconsider topics like that because if I do reconsider then I spend the whole day doing that =)
Another question I find interesting: If there was an afterlife afterall and everyone in the world came to question you about that whole world destroying thing, what would you say? "Looked like a good idea at the time"? =)
I wish a had a red button to instantaneously destroy all panda bears and other ultra-rare species that cant survive 10 meters away from the ideal conditions. I try to convince myself its to save precious workforce, but it might be just to piss off the ecologists =)