promoted 2 years 3 months ago, posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Synthesis posted a good poll. But I got a feeling it was lacking something and today at work I understood what was lacking.
Again, a trolley is running out of control, switch, 5 people on one track and 1 on the other in first case and 5 people on the track, bridge and fatman with trolley stopping capability in the other case. You must choose if you want to flip switch and if you want to stop trolley by pushing fatman off the bridge.
Straight after that you are faced with 2 other options :
You choose the identity of fatman and people on the track to be revealed to you, so you could see the full outcome of your actions. You are confident that your decision was right at the time and you want to know whom you killed or allowed to die.
You choose to never know who they were. It either doesn't matter to you or you think you are really better off not knowing that.