Sytar Embassy wrote:
I said no becuase the real happyness isn't in a metal box. It's in your backyard.
I wouldn't necessarily say that. Happiness for me is any euphoric feeling unaccompanied by any negative or unwanted feelings.
Whether or not I would walk into the box would depend on a multitude of variables. Among most important of which being:
1. How is my life going right now?
If my life is fucked up at the moment, is it irrevocably so? If it isn't totally FUBAR but still pretty bad, does the benefit of endless euphoria outweigh the lack of variety? If my life is going well, does the eternal euphoria that the box provides outweigh the euphoria that my life is giving me, both in frequency (amount of happiness over time) and amplitude (intensity of happiness)?
2. What are my responsibilities?
Do I have children? Are those children grown? Do I have custody of them? Do they benefit from my presence? Would anyone be particularly heartbroken if I went into the box? How important am I to society?
3. Just how good is this box anyway?
Is this feeling more or less intense than an orgasm? How long is my life expectancy in there? Might this be a trap, science is usually used for the advancement of civilization, why would they go as far as to introduce what essentially could end civilization (then again why not, look at the atomic bomb)?
The way my life is going right now, I'd say "no", I still have a bit to lose and the details on this box are a bit too vague for my tastes.