Thursday, July 17, 2014
What if you could read someone's mind?
A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?
Yes, I do accept the chip. Even though people have a right to their own thoughts, I think that if I knew what people were thinking, I could do a lot for those people. Or, if they were planning something bad, and I found out, I could stop it. Also, however, what would happen to me in terms of behavior if I was able to do this? With power comes responsibility, and this is true in many ways. With this power I could do good things, or bad things. You need to keep this idea in mind if you had this power. For example, if you were to learn the combination to somebody's safe in a conversation with them, would you open it? Of course, it depends on if what's in it is important to you, but that's not the point. The point is, if you had the opportunity to hear one's thoughts, would you harm anyone directly, like attacking them; or indirectly, like robbing a bank? Or would you do any good for someone? Or, just not do anything? This ability could potentially give you a very strong power, and how you use it is what it all comes down to.