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Kill or be Killed...which button would you press!?
Posted 4/25/13 , edited 4/25/13

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:


marcel20 wrote:


Ok so, Imagine you are kidnapped and strapped to a chair with only one arm free within reach of two buttons.
You were given only two choices:
1. Press a red button that will kill a random person (via poison injection by the kidnappers smiling doc ) from any possible country of whom you have never met, and you will be freed of any possible harm.
or
2. Press a blue button which will disable the red button(the blue button cannot be pressed until 5 minutes upon the buttons activation which will be activated at the same time)

The random person who would be on the receiving end of your choice is in the same situation as you are, and hold your fate in their hand because You! are on the receiving end of their buttons. If you both press the blue button, you both will go free. Which would you choose???Red or Blue? only 5 minutes tic-tok


So, could this random person end up being a close family member? And you would never know?


No one you know.
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Posted 4/25/13

marcel20 wrote:


TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:


marcel20 wrote:


Ok so, Imagine you are kidnapped and strapped to a chair with only one arm free within reach of two buttons.
You were given only two choices:
1. Press a red button that will kill a random person (via poison injection by the kidnappers smiling doc ) from any possible country of whom you have never met, and you will be freed of any possible harm.
or
2. Press a blue button which will disable the red button(the blue button cannot be pressed until 5 minutes upon the buttons activation which will be activated at the same time)

The random person who would be on the receiving end of your choice is in the same situation as you are, and hold your fate in their hand because You! are on the receiving end of their buttons. If you both press the blue button, you both will go free. Which would you choose???Red or Blue? only 5 minutes tic-tok


So, could this random person end up being a close family member? And you would never know?


Yes very possible.


I assumed it would be someone I didn't know due to the part "from any possible country of whom you have never met". If it could be a family member as well then I would slam the button just as quick but shout "No whammies!" at the same time.
Posted 4/25/13 , edited 4/25/13

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


marcel20 wrote:


TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:


marcel20 wrote:


Ok so, Imagine you are kidnapped and strapped to a chair with only one arm free within reach of two buttons.
You were given only two choices:
1. Press a red button that will kill a random person (via poison injection by the kidnappers smiling doc ) from any possible country of whom you have never met, and you will be freed of any possible harm.
or
2. Press a blue button which will disable the red button(the blue button cannot be pressed until 5 minutes upon the buttons activation which will be activated at the same time)

The random person who would be on the receiving end of your choice is in the same situation as you are, and hold your fate in their hand because You! are on the receiving end of their buttons. If you both press the blue button, you both will go free. Which would you choose???Red or Blue? only 5 minutes tic-tok


So, could this random person end up being a close family member? And you would never know?


Yes very possible.


I assumed it would be someone I didn't know due to the part "from any possible country of whom you have never met". If it could be a family member as well then I would slam the button just as quick but shout "No whammies!" at the same time.


lol oops ...I meant nooooooo! I am coming back to this post frequently while watching the movie "Life of Pi" so my concentration is a bit off. Great movie so far
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otakurocklee wrote:

Say you were in a room with a stranger. You both have guns on your person, but neither of you have taken out the gun yet. Plus you each know the other person has a gun. Other than that you don't know anything about the other person.

You wouldn't just pull your gun out and shoot the other person in fear that he would do the same thing to you would you?


Another situation that is different from the original situation. Obviously being in a room with the other person makes it much more personal and you have a lot more insight as to what the correct choice is going to be. If he looks like he is freaking out then yes I might very well shoot him. I have no reason to take chances with someone who looks unstable. If he looks like he is going to to be rational though then there would be no reason for me to shoot. I really hope you aren't thinking that the answer should be the same for both scenarios since they are just too different.


Ok. How about this situation then? You're in a hotel room. You're stuck there for the weekend with no way out. Someone else is in another hotel room, stuck there for the weekend.

You're told that your room has a button will zap and kill the guy in the other hotel room. You know nothing about the other person other than that he's been given the same information as you.

Do you press the button?
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I would hit the red button several times. People would fear me, and I would be known as the one who pushes the red button.

Every time someone somewhere died, they would wonder if I had pressed that button, or if they just happened to die.

Do you want to hold this awesome power as well?

Step 1: Go to staples
Step 2: Buy a "That Was Easy" button
Step 3: Hit the button
Step 4: Go on the internet, and look for someone who died. It might have been caused by you.
Step 5: Show said random article on someone dying to everyone you know, and say you have the power of the button.( For credibility)
Step 6: Tell the police that if you hit the button there is a 1 in 6,973,738,433 chance you will kill the leader of your country.
Step 6.5: If that didn't work, tell them you'll hit the button several times, and that nobody is safe.
Step 7: Take over the country
Step 8: Threaten other countries with your unrivaled button technology
Step 9: World Domination
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This is definitely a thread that is singling out the killers and savers.

Mercy upon your soul if you had chosen the dark deed.
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Posted 4/25/13
Well, if they both choose red based on what you said they will both be free of any harm. So, the obvious choice is to take the 100% survival route and press the red button.
Posted 4/25/13 , edited 4/25/13

marcel20 wrote:


Ok so, Imagine you are kidnapped and strapped to a chair with only one arm free within reach of two buttons.
You were given only two choices:
1. Press a red button that will kill a random person (via poison injection by the kidnappers smiling doc ) from any possible country of whom you have never met, and you will be freed of any possible harm.
or
2. Press a blue button which will disable the red button(the blue button cannot be pressed until 5 minutes upon the buttons activation which will be activated at the same time)

The random person who would be on the receiving end of your choice is in the same situation as you are, and hold your fate in their hand because You! are on the receiving end of their buttons. If you both press the blue button, you both will go free. Which would you choose???Red or Blue? only 5 minutes tic-tok


Hehe someone just got done watching The Dark Knight.

I'd hope I would push the blue button. Honestly though, I don't think anyone knows what they would do for sure unless they were in the situation. I just see it as this: if I have to live a stained life because I had to sacrifice someone else I don't think I'd like that life. Again, who knows for sure though right?
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IT'S THE AMBIDEX GAME!!... heh couldn't resist, and my answer is I would hit the red button, I would hit it hard and it would like it too.
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BLUE BUTTON
I can guarantee you that every single person saying "RED BUTTON" has found themselves overlooking the fact that things are easier said than done. The situation seems justified when examining it beforehand, but actually finding yourself in that place would take serious contemplation. You may think that the fact that the person is a stranger suddenly means you won't be guilty, however it is the fact that you do not know the person that will cause you to constantly wonder who it is that you killed, which will ultimately cause the guilt.

In other words, you think being in that situation would cause you to instantly think about your own survival, but in reality, the first thing you would worry about when facing this predicament is whether or not you are mentally and emotionally capable of killing another human being. Think about that.
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Let's morph this situation even further. You're in a hotel room. You're stuck there for the weekend with no way out. Someone else is in another hotel room in the same situation.

You are told that your room has a button that will zap the other person in the other hotel room. But this isn't a zap that instantly kills, it will zap their pleasure center causing a euphoric, orgasmic feeling of bliss. Prolonged use will of course kill from over stimulation. You know nothing about the other person except they have the same information.

What will you do?
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Let's morph this situation even further. You're in a hotel room. You're stuck there for the weekend with no way out. Someone else is in another hotel room in the same situation.

You are told that your room has a button that will zap the other person in the other hotel room. But this isn't a zap that instantly kills, it will zap their pleasure center causing a euphoric, orgasmic feeling of bliss. Prolonged use will of course kill from over stimulation. You know nothing about the other person except they have the same information.

What will you do?


I don't press the button.
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Red button ensures my survival.

Blue is more of a trust issue, do I trust a complete stranger who's in the same position as me? A sane person would choose red, but not me, I'll place my trust on a complete stranger as I have many times before, knowing that people aren't so bad and go blue ensuring both of us survive. I just hope I'm not up against the people above me.



The real question is, do we have faith in humanity, and are we afraid of death? Well, if it was me, I'd assume that the other person has a bit of decency & intelligence, and knowing our situation, would press the blue button. I trust in God enough not to worry about any misguided (if it is) faith I have in humanity. Besides, we're all gonna die someday. Maybe if I was young and hadn't lived (done stuff) much of my life I'd give a crap about dying, but since I'm not, I wouldn't worry about it. I would however, worry for a brief moment how my family would fare without me.
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Posted 4/25/13
So the question is whether you trust in people or not

If I press the red button
- Kill a person (Guilt of killing a person can drive you into madness and can result in suicide)
+ Life

If I press the blue button
- Possible Death
+ Save a person (Makes for a better death, since death is inevitable)

well, nothing ventured, nothing gained - Blue
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I know myself well enough to know that i'd hit the red button twice immediately just to be on the safe side. I've proven that i'm willing to maim or severely injury someone if it meant protecting myself and I didn't experience any guilt in that situation so I don't much expect i'd have any issue killing someone to ensure my own continued existence.
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