If 50% of the world's population needed to die...

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What method will you choose?

  1. Global Lottery (50% chance of death)

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  2. Offer yourself up to save someone else. (100% chance of death, but 0% chance of the person you choos

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  1. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Here's the scenario...

    It's 2015, the world's population is exploding exponentially, and all of the world's governments agree that 50% of the worlds population needs to be exterminated. The only 2 methods of doing so agreed upon are:

    1: submitting yourself to a global lottery, where you have a 50/50 chance to live or die, or...

    2. offering yourself up to make sure 100% that a person of your choosing will live.

    Which will you choose, and why? Only one or the other, you can't make up your own choice.
     


  2. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Lottery. I like to depend on luck, especially seeing that I have so much luck I won 2 DSTWO's [​IMG]
     
  3. B-Blue

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    Interesting. It's very hard to decide. BUT if I have to chose I would go with... number 2.
     
  4. acmefire

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    i would chose one of my kids and the wife would chose the other one
     
  5. tanvm07

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    OMGGGGGGGG lottery course
     
  6. Theraima

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    Why not fight for your life with other people? [​IMG]

    Anyway, I would go with option 2. It would be fun to choose number 1 just to see how lucky will I be [​IMG]
     
  7. coolbho3000

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    What if you choose someone, and another person chooses you? What if you choose someone, and they choose you back? [​IMG]
     
  8. Whizz

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    Turn around...
    Number 2, then send someone I don't like in my place.

    Pwned!
     
  9. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Not possible, each person, once registered will be entered in a database, and if you choose a person already registered, an error would be displayed.
     
  10. Kwartel

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    lottery 'cause I don't wanna die!!!!
     
  11. Raika

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    Lottery... Cos it's gonna be exciting. [​IMG]
     
  12. Whizz

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    Turn around...
    Wait, I have a question. Say, you and a loved one like your girlfriend both enter the lottery. You win. She doesn't. Can you go in her place?
     
  13. Elritha

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    Neither. I'd live out in the middle of no where and avoid contact.
     
  14. Hachibei

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    Number 2. I'm not really living for something, so I might as well die for something, amirite?
     
  15. ByteMunch

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    A Lottery. How would Death come around? Like, Armed Assassins, Gas, Brutal murder, chucked off a cliff, tazers...?
     
  16. DarkWay

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    Kind if a sick thing to do to be honest....but if I had no choice I'd pick number 2, I don't want to die myself but if I could stop someone I love from dying then that's what I'd do but before anything happened, I can safely say who ever thought of the plan itself will definately be dying themselves along with everyone that agrees with it.
    Even the thought of it is horrible.
     
  17. soulx

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    I would choose to participate in the global lottery after a lot of protests, of course. I would not let myself die for someone else. Even a loved one. This is probably considered selfish but it's true. I'm not going to die for another person. I'm sure many others would pick the first option if the opportunity were to present itself in reality.
     
  18. Issac

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    I voted for lottery... It's really not an easy choice...

    To be honest this is how I would do it: 50% chance I live, and 50% chance my special one lives, if either of us would lose, I'd fight to volunteer to that 100% death thing to save her. get my point?

    If both absolutely can't both live: I'd sacrifice myself cause I can't live without her
     
  19. naruses

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    I would sacrifice myself to save my, then, most important person in life who would be my childs?.Or. maybe my wife if I dont have kids until then.
     
  20. MMX

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    Pay poor/suicidal people to pick number 2 and save my whole family.