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Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
by henry quirk
If time travel (into the past) technology were possible, and I were aware of such a thing, I think I would do anything and everything to prevent anyone from ever using the machinery.

That some schmuck could obliterate my 11 year old's existence (by steppin' on a butterfly, for example) is an unacceptable risk.

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Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:04 pm
by -1-
henry quirk wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
If time travel (into the past) technology were possible, and I were aware of such a thing, I think I would do anything and everything to prevent anyone from ever using the machinery.

That some schmuck could obliterate my 11 year old's existence (by steppin' on a butterfly, for example) is an unacceptable risk.
That's nice. I am so inept and uncoordinated, that I can't even catch a butterfly, while others trample all over them.

This is an ethical question (the OP) because we are NOT equal to each other in abilities and privileges.