When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
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15-10-2015, 01:53 PM (This post was last modified: 15-10-2015 01:58 PM by Heywood Jahblome.)
When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
The year is 3417 AD. You look out the window and spy the shuttle craft which just dropped you off ascending into the inky black sky. A wave of anxiety hits as you contemplate being alone on this rock for the next ten years. A month has passed and you've settled into your work routine. Solitude was actually nice for a while, but now its really getting old. It doesn't have to be this way. The life support systems on the station are capable of sustaining two adult human beings. Its time to fire up the 3d printer and print yourself up a companion.

In this day and age, the technology exist to 3d print an adult human being, complete with knowledge and set of memories. 3d printed humans have to have some history...some backstory if they are going to be able to relate to regular human beings. Once printed, they are completely indistinguishable from regular human beings. They print out in an unconscious, anesthetized state. When complete, the "creator" (for lack of a better term} engages a wake up routine and the 3d human wakes up just like any other human would wake up after being anesthetized.

You tell the printer you want a beautiful 24ish year old intelligent female. But you also want to be surprised. You let the station's AI use your porn history and web browsing history to decide the specifics characteristics based on what it predicts you will find attractive.

You wake up the next morning and the print is complete. She passed the AI's quality tests. All her organs are functioning properly. All that is left is to simply wake her up. You look upon her face and become horrified. To your dismay the station's AI got it completely wrong. The anesthetized woman is butt-ugly. Maybe she has a great personality? You frantically look at what the AI gave her. She believes she is a member of the Westboro baptist church. She likes to watch Fox News. Worst of all, she lacks any sandwich making skills. This companion simply will not do.

She isn't awake. Is it immoral to simply send her off to be recycled and start all over?
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15-10-2015, 02:02 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
Life is life. Sometimes taking life is justifiable, sometimes not... See Dr Who series 6, espisode 5: The Rebel Flesh

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15-10-2015, 02:05 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
(15-10-2015 01:53 PM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Worst of all, she lacks any sandwich making skills. This companion simply will not do.

It's wrong to create an ugly conservative baptist just for sex and sandwiches.
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15-10-2015, 02:12 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
Wow, Haywood.

What the fuck is wrong with you, dude?

Seriously, I had allowed myself to forget just how batshit insane these kinds of posts were.

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15-10-2015, 02:13 PM (This post was last modified: 15-10-2015 02:19 PM by Heywood Jahblome.)
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
(15-10-2015 02:05 PM)mediocrates Wrote:  It's wrong to create an ugly conservative baptist just for sex and sandwiches.

The baby is born so to speak. It is now your choice to awake this human being or recycle her. Is one decision more moral than the other? Should the law be constructed to prevent you from sending her off to be recycled?

Don't you have the right to reproduced and bring into this world the kind of person you want? Do you have the right to say this kind of person should not exist?
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15-10-2015, 02:13 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
(15-10-2015 02:12 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Wow, Haywood.

What the fuck is wrong with you, dude?

Seriously, I had allowed myself to forget just how batshit insane these kinds of posts were.

Same old dumbfuck blowjob.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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15-10-2015, 02:15 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
And, blowjob, if you unhide my comments, I just want you to know... You're not as clever as you think you are.


I know you're trying to draw a parallel to abortion, but you fail so hard.

Fuck off, shithead.


Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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15-10-2015, 02:18 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
Cook her and make a sandwich out of her.

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15-10-2015, 02:20 PM
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(15-10-2015 02:18 PM)yakherder Wrote:  Cook her and make a sandwich out of her.

Soylent green on Rye......yummie!
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15-10-2015, 02:26 PM
RE: When is it morally okay to kill a human being?
(15-10-2015 02:13 PM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(15-10-2015 02:05 PM)mediocrates Wrote:  It's wrong to create an ugly conservative baptist just for sex and sandwiches.

The baby is born so to speak. It is now your choice to awake this human being or recycle her. Is one decision more moral than the other? Should the law be constructed to prevent you from sending her off to be recycled?

Don't you have the right to reproduced and bring into this world the kind of person you want? Do you have the right to say this kind of person should not exist?

Why wouldn't I just 3d print some more life support equipment and print a bunch of people? We could have a party! I could even 3d print the sandwiches.

Hold on everyone; I gotta 3d print some more beer!
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