The Greater Good - Mind Field

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The Greater Good - Mind Field
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:43:00 pm »
A friend posted this over on Datahopa, thought people here might be interested.

Would you reroute a train to run over one person to prevent it from running over five others? In the classic “Trolley Problem” survey, most people say they would. But I wanted to test what people would actually do in a real-life situation. In the world’s first realistic simulation of this controversial moral dilemma, unsuspecting subjects will be forced to make what they believe is a life-or-death decision.   



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Re: The Greater Good - Mind Field
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 10:41:44 pm »
Warning: do not watch if you are unstable!!!
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Re: The Greater Good - Mind Field
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 02:30:17 pm »
Michael's videos have always been extremely interesting and very thought provoking, especially this new series compared to VSAUCE .

Aside from the humans, what if Track 1 had 5 escaped murders & rapists, and track 2 had young Einstein before becoming famous, or a future President. Would it make a difference?

As Spock once said, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one."

It is far more difficult than one thinks to have to make a decision that will involve a fellow human or humans being killed. Very powerful video and I especially liked the fact that they employed a psychologist to test the subjects beforehand and the on-screen message that This was a Test....

Good post Freddy!
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