Poll: Would you press the button?
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View poll results: Would you press the button?
Yes
220 49%
No
231 51%
Voters: 451.
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#1
A man has a gun in your head, and says he will shoot you if you don't press a button, killing 1000 random innocent people

They are all in a big room, and you are looking at them through reflective glass (i.e. they can't see you)

What would you do?

Press the button, or die?


EDIT: if you voted to press the button, is there a number of people in the room that would change your mind?

to be honest, i thought 1000 would be enough


EDIT 2: it's a hypothetical question. none of this, "the gunman will probably kill everyone anyway" - if you press the button, he won't. i promise

and you can't disarm the gunman
Last edited by fender_696 at Dec 7, 2009,
#4
I'd press it.

1000 people ain't nothing.

How big is this room? That's a lot of people.
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#5
Yeah. I'm a dick, i know.
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#6
Holy shit.

Um...
I would see my victims. I guess I'd choose to die (provided I don't fall on the button, and provided the 1000 victims are released before I am killed. If they are killed anyway, then I sarcrificed my useless life for nothing)
#8
Assuming they would be freed upon my death, I'd let him kill me.


Chances are those 1000 people will contribute more to the world than I will on my own.
#10
Depends on if an epic "Final Sacrifice" soundtrack was playing or not.
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#11
Sod them. The button? I press it! A bit of natural selection. If they're all stupid enough to be rounded up and put in a place where they can all be killed then frankly they deserve it.
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#12
I like to think I would, I know there are surveys that suggest most people would gladly sacrifice a lot of other people to save themselves, but I don't value my own live over anyone elses, though of course I couldn't know until actually in that situation. I really hope I never become that heartless or desperate to survive though.
#13
I'd scream "Die b!tch!!"

(to myself)
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#14
I'd press his buttons, if you know what I mean.
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#15
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Sod them. The button? I press it! A bit of natural selection. If they're all stupid enough to be rounded up and put in a place where they can all be killed then frankly they deserve it.


So all jews who were alive in eastern Europe during WW2 were stupid. Makes sense.

Pfft.
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#17
I'd press the button because f*ck them,they aren't me or anyone I care about.

Believe it or not,the lives of random strangers have no particular significance to me.

That being said,if my family or people I care about were amongst them then yeah,I'd probably take the bullet to the face.

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#19
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I'd press his buttons, if you know what I mean.



No Kensai, I do not know what you mean. Please elaborate.
#20
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So all jews who were alive in eastern Europe during WW2 were stupid. Makes sense.

Pfft.
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#21
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No Kensai, I do not know what you mean. Please elaborate.


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#25
I would try to get Jon Osterman to help me and Dreiberg to stop the man.
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#26
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so TS has seen the box? buttons would get pressed


what box? i am referring to a button, young man
#28
I don't think there's any way for me to predict what I'd do.

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#29
I would distract the gunman, then knock the gun out of his hand with a chinese throwing star.


Oh and then i'd press the button.
#30
Honestly, it might depend on who I was. If I'm the President, and these 1000 people are all murderers and rapists, I'd be tempted to press the button.

But more than likely I'd have myself killed instead.
#32
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If it's a thousand people like Glen Beck, then yes, I would.

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#34
I dunno, lol.


srsly, I don't know what I'd do. Probably contemplate the repercussions of either choice until the guy dies of old age or shoots me out of frustration.
#36
Youtube search "The Black Button". It's a short film that basically is a similar situation to this. VERY trippy.

And no, I wouldn't press the button.
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#38
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This man just made things more... interesting.
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#39
Id press the button even if I only got one more minute of sweet sweet life!
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#40
No.
Because chances are that guy is gonna kill both me AND those people in the end.
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