Time for a little thought experiment :)
You are invited to an underground government facility, where an international board of scientists explains to you their creation. It is a tasteless, colourless, odourless chemical that reduces the frequency of sexual urges in humans by 90%-100%. It is relatively cheap, quick and easy to manufacture. It has no effects on human health whatsoever, i. e. no negative health impacts. The effects take place gradually over the course of three years. If the intake of the drug stops, sexual urges slowly become more frequent over the next three years, until the return to normal.
They have chosen you (in your infinite wisdom :P ) to decide if it should be used on the human population or not.
Note- it's not the intensity of sexual urges being reduced here- it's the frequency.
Option 1) Release the chemical into the water/food supply worldwide.
Option 2) Say no.
Option 3) Say no, but allow the use of the drug for medical purposes, or for people who ask for it.
Option 4) Say no, but agree to the use of a similar drug, which only reduces sexual urges by 40-60%.
Option 5) Say no, but allow the use of the 40-60% drug for medical purposes, or for people who ask for it.
Option 6) Say yes, but target specific areas/countries/continents only (90-100%) (say which if you can)
Option 7) Say yes, but target specific areas/countries/continents only (40-60%) (say which if you can)
I know this is sort of a stupid question, but I'm curious about what people think about global population change in the past century or so. Sorry I can't incluse an option for "Other" or a results button- not enough poll options :(
Thanks for answering, and think hard! :)
- Option 125% (2)21% (3)23% (5)Vote
- Option 238% (3)36% (5)36% (8)Vote
- Option 30% (0)21% (3)14% (3)Vote
- Option 40% (0)7% (1)5% (1)Vote
- Option 512% (1)0% (0)5% (1)Vote
- Option 612% (1)7% (1)9% (2)Vote
- Option 713% (1)8% (1)8% (2)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Target prison populations, and certain ex-convicts (rapists ect)
And if someone WANTS it.. let them have it.2
Most Helpful Guy
At this rate I don't see why not have the first option. There's already over 7 billion humans plus who knows how many other living things all sharing the same limited amount of resources available here on Earth.
Otherwise if we had already been successful with colonizing other planets and established large amounts of Space Stations I would think maybe 3 since it potentially could help prevent overpopulation and further strain on the resources that available to everything and everyone on our world.
But I hope it's actually covered by the government and health care and that none of those that wants it would have to pay out of their own pocket if they cannot afford to.
Clearing or Wiping out ALL sexual desire would mean one big distraction eliminated, thus making the mind more logical organized in thought.
Well for those that want it that way or prefer it that way, I don't see why not. I bet they don't want an additional distraction they have no need for.
Don't know about emotions and those things but you never mentioned them so I guess they are still intact? Does it includes all form of physical attractions or infatuations? I suppose this would be a potential permanent fix or solution for those that suffered broken hearts or unrequited love.0