ForumsWEPRDoes ethics hinder innovation?

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rayoflight3
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I thought the answer to this question was obvious at first, but then I realized there were more complex components involved.

Bleak prognostications welcome!

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EnterOrion
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Well, we'd probably need more than a few dozen. And can you explain how the selection process for these individuals would work? Would it be like a simple random sample, or would we perhaps use certain kinds of people (e.g. prison inmates on death row)?


Inmates on death row have nothing to lose. So yes, they would be preferable.
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Yes, ethics does hinder innovation. Which is why we've developed the A-Bomb, H-Bomb and Bio-hazardous weapons. We have no real ethics that are strong enough to stop us.
"Thou shalt not kill"
That went well.

HahiHa
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Yes, ethics does hinder innovation. Which is why we've developed the A-Bomb, H-Bomb and Bio-hazardous weapons. We have no real ethics that are strong enough to stop us.
"Thou shalt not kill"
That went well.

Military has always kinda been exempt from the ethics barrier, but as soon as you turn to medicine people suddenly feel bad about it...
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