Saturday, May 01, 2021

In real life, the trolley problem is fixed

In "The Good Place", when Chidi explains the trolley problem, Michael uses his demonic powers to conjure up a vivid scene in which Chidi is the trolley driver. That is how the trolley problem is usually formulated: you're the driver, and you must choose between one person dying and five people dying. But in real life, as in this cartoon I saw today, most people aren't driving the trolley – they're in the group of five, the trolley driver and the single person are cronies, and the driver has long since sacrificed many more than five people to maintain the way of life of himself and those whose lives he always saves. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 1 May 2021)


This Bastard's Life #1: On Dread – Double Sided Media


No comments: