Would you press a button that kills a random person and gives you $1 million, if no one ever knew about your crime?
The planet is greatly burdened with human overpopulation. We are not only affecting and damaging almost every specie on the planet, we are destroying the planet itself.
At 7+ billion there are TOO many humans.
I am not sure about the true ideal human population but googling a bit gave me an answer of 3 billion.
I would press the button 4 billion times (if possible, damn that’s a lot)
Actually, even pressing that button once every second for 4 billions times, will take me 126 years non stop. Maybe if I could have 20 duplicated buttons and automated arms pressing for me at 6x a second, it can be done in a year or so.
I agree that there is a chance I, or someone I know, would be one of those 4 billion. I would list a specific number of dependents who would get the 4 quadrillion (4 billion x 1 million, correct me if I am wrong) in case I get selected. The automated arms will continue hopefully in case I am selected. In fact it isn’t even about the money. I would choose to have the 4 quadrillion divided equally among the 3 billion left. That’s 1 million to every man, woman, child, baby, grandpa, grandma, etc.
I understand that a few great people who had made great contributions to society might get selected. Natural-born leaders, inspirational speakers, talented doctors, etc. After the year, humanity might be forced to have a rough start. But the human will is amazing and I am sure they will get back on track in a short time. Hopefully though, they would learn from our mistakes and try not to repeat the errors of the past.
That is the good thing about random. There is no bias. Unlike the movie 2012 (image used above) where rich people were able to buy seats, the randomness of this button means Obama has the same chances as the Pope, the IS leaders, the sick cancer elder, the poor homeless child.
Humans are overpopulating the planet, and affecting every other living creature here for their sake. Not doing this for myself.
Doing this for the planet first. And humanity’s future second.
Every survivor is made a millionaire instantly. As the few lucky to have survived, they should take this time to reflect on what happened, and consider changing ways for the future. Enough with selfish greed and crab mentality. They are given a chance at a fresh clean start. Whether they take this chance, or waste it and repeat the mistakes of the past, we will never know yet. But the chance is there. No harm being optimistic.
I am assuming this magic button has a magic way of killing the person.
disappears totally. No issue of billions of corpses suddenly
humans killed colonies of ants that were in their food
humans killed thousands of weeds that grew among their farms
humans killed thousands of insects that were eating crops
humans killed thousands of invasive destructive species that were damaging the local ecosystem
All of this, we saw a plant or animal damaging something and being destructive.
Humans are doing the same to the planet. We are overpopulation, polluting and destroying the environment.
Are we too arrogant that we think we are above and immune to that? Are we too arrogant to think we don’t deserve to be under that rule as well?
Red Subijano, Quora 15 Comments
[7/30/2018 5:08:49 AM]
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