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View Poll Results: Would you rather have the ability to create world peace OR have millions?
End conflict & have peace 8 53.33%
Millions of dollars$$$ 7 46.67%
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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Would you rather end human conflict or have millions of dollars?

Tough choice, have the ability to end human conflict and create world peace OR have 45 million dollars?

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Old 09-28-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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By ending human conflict, do you mean changing people's hearts so they will no longer want to kill each other or physically limiting them from being able to commit violence?

In either situation, I'd pick ending human conflict. Unless the peace options means forcibly mind controlling others or something.

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Old 09-28-2017, 06:55 PM   #3
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This sounds like a total Twilight Zone type of situation.

You choose to end human conflict? Everyone's already dead, or emotionless robot-like beings

You choose to have $45 million? It's in video game currency or some ****
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:00 PM   #4
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By ending human conflict, do you mean changing people's hearts so they will no longer want to kill each other or physically limiting them from being able to commit violence?

In either situation, I'd pick ending human conflict.
I sorta imagine a one wish scenario between either tons of money or no wars/conflicts. Let's leave it up to the person making the wish when it comes to the details.

No strings attached or loopholes.

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:07 PM   #5
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Hmm...

Well, if humanity is still salvageable then I suppose I'd be drawn to do the more ethical choice. World peace would have a value far greater in the long run than the money.

But a million dollars would be nice (sans tax)... Need not be 45 million.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:10 PM   #6
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I don't believe in world peace; I don't believe humans can or will learn to get along and peacefully coexist.

The odds of me becoming a billionaire are a safer bet than pax humana, so yeah, I'll take that million.

#optimism
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:13 PM   #7
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Screw world peace. SHOW ME THE MONEY.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:20 PM   #8
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I don't believe in world peace; I don't believe humans can or will learn to get along and peacefully coexist.

The odds of me becoming a billionaire are a safer bet than pax humana, so yeah, I'll take that million.

#optimism
Basically this. You could squash every beef in the world and end all the senseless wars going on and people would just think up new reasons to hurt one another.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:41 PM   #9
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I don't believe in world peace; I don't believe humans can or will learn to get along and peacefully coexist.

The odds of me becoming a billionaire are a safer bet than pax humana, so yeah, I'll take that million.

#optimism
saaaaaaame #practicality
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:46 PM   #10
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I find it odd that people reject world peace here on the basis of it being impossible/impractical, yet in this scenario it is entirely possible.

Its the equivalent of saying I wouldnt choose 45 million because its impossible to earn for me all at once. Of course its impossible in real life, thats why theres this what if scenario.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:53 PM   #11
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Destron for President of this hypothetical world.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:56 PM   #12
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I find it odd that people reject world peace here on the basis of it being impossible/impractical, yet in this scenario it is entirely possible.

Its the equivalent of saying I wouldnt choose 45 million because its impossible to earn for me all at once. Of course its impossible in real life, thats why theres this what if scenario.
"End conflict and world peace."

End conflict HOW? By brainwashing/lobotomizing millions of people? By erasing 90% of the population? By erasing all major religions? By erasing all agnostics and atheists? By consumption of the flying spaghetti monster?

Without a sound strategy, I remain skeptical and antagonistic towards the sentence. "Millions of dollars" appearing out of thin air is much more believable. Banking error, yo!
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:00 PM   #13
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I don't think the How matters in this scenario, just the result.

Either have world peace appear out of thin air, or 45 millions dollars out of thin air.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:05 PM   #14
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I don't think the How matters in this scenario, just the result.

Either have world peace appear out of thin air, or 45 millions dollars out of thin air.
I'm just too jaded to accept world peace out of thin air, without knowing the hows and whys.

Feels like an evil genie would be waiting to catch me off guard with the "oh snap!" part of the transaction...
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