[Hypothetical] What would you do?

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1. What would you do?
2. What should you do?
3. What do you think should be done, optimistically/at best?
4. What do you think the average person should be obligated to do?

The Plague ( ) was a disease that made people literally dance uncontrollably, sometimes until the person died (energy loss).

Consider the following scenario:
For 3 hours every day, every person is inflicted with a disease/episode of mad, uncontrollable movements. They move about sharply and erratically. Thus often includes striking their limbs against solid surfaces. Injuries from this often kill a decent number of people, besides the economic costs lf these 3 hours. The head banging often leaves the majority unable to remember what happened during these hours. This disease is only known because the hours are different for most people, so any who are not currently under it witness the others. Still, the memory loss means that only written records survive to tell the tale, as most even forget what they previously witnessed after their own episodes. Even for those who remember, a mixture of fear (some have killed others) and pride (which is actually a child of fear in its own right) have most being repulsive of trying to tackle this issue.

You live in a desert, which means that there are no hard elements to bang your head against. As a result, you remember almost everything and have never suffered anything more than breaking some fingers.

As you go about your way, you discover a plant which can be burned to release a smoke that cures+vaccinates against the disease for 10yrs (you did some experimenting to find out). However, this curing effect only happens after several minutes of inhaling the smoke. To add to this, it happens that it must be administered while a person is having an episode. To close it off, before the cure takes effect, the person who breathes in the smoke becomes extremely violent against the source of it (including the one who is delivering it - you), as if fighting off the cure itself. This means trying to administer the cure is fatally dangerous.

In light of this, what would you do? Would you take the risk to administer the cure or simply save yourself and continue life in your desert? There is a possibility that delivering the smoke in crowded spaces could pityou against an army of madmen!

Would you take the risk?
 
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lol.

well in any universe im getting pussy like, im not going to the desert like a monk, thats not happening, i would hate life, im bringing some woman with me or smashing some lady there. so after i found the cure, i would tell whoever i was in a relationship with or hooking up with about it, test it on them but document and record the process, till they were cured and offer them to be apart of the next steps

i would then pick all of the plants i could find, replant them and care for them till the root system produced like a nice bunch of them, a hundred or so. then i would go back and destroy any root systems of the wild ones left after i pick them and add them to my garden. i would start an LLC, idk if im rich in this scenario. if not id get a business loan from a bank with my research. im positive if it was an issue like this, a bank most likely would, if i have my current wealth i would use my own money. then id create like a logo, think of a name for the business, then file a patent over the process of the LLC and over the LLC in general so i have the rights legally

with my money or the loan money, i would have a big facility built where i had like separate gas chamber booths were ventilation went through each booth. there would be speakers in the booths and a camera to monitor them above, the booths would be padded where they couldnt hurt themselves against the walls dancing and have soft carpet. and i would have house, techno and deep house music playing, to help trigger a dancing episode. from monitoring the cameras, when a dance episode started, id have have the smoke going through the ventilation and into the chamber for 7 minutes, the chambers would be locked and the doors would padded and reinforced

i would charge people to do this, while still reproducing the plants and eventually having a facility next to the treatment building for the plants. i would make deals with health insurance companies where people could also use health insurance to pay some of the bill as well. i would hire people to drive around the desert and pick any of the wild plants then destroy the leftover roots systems. run ads all throughout the city about my services in the desert. once i had enough money id have more facilities built for treatment and plant reproduction, pay back the bank if needed. higher like armed guards and place security cameras in the plant nurseries. then just stack bread and try to keep expanding the company as much as i could around the world

edit: forgot IV. what the average person should do? i mean they can do whatever they want since they discovered it. theyre really not obligated to do anything specific with it in my opinion
 
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lol.

well in any universe im getting pussy like, im not going to the desert like a monk, thats not happening, i would hate life, im bringing some woman with me or smashing some lady there. so after i found the cure, i would tell whoever i was in a relationship with or hooking up with about it, test it on them but document and record the process, till they were cured and offer them to be apart of the next steps

i would then pick all of the plants i could find, replant them and care for them till the root system produced like a nice bunch of them, a hundred or so. then i would go back and destroy any root systems of the wild ones left after i pick them and add them to my garden. i would start an LLC, idk if im rich in this scenario. if not id get a business loan from a bank with my research. im positive if it was an issue like this, a bank most likely would, if i have my current wealth i would use my own money. then id create like a logo, think of a name for the business, then file a patent over the process of the LLC and over the LLC in general so i have the rights legally

with my money or the loan money, i would have a big facility built where i had like separate gas chamber booths were ventilation went through each booth. there would be speakers in the booths and a camera to monitor them above, the booths would be padded where they couldnt hurt themselves against the walls dancing and have soft carpet. and i would have house, techno and deep house music playing, to help trigger a dancing episode. from monitoring the cameras, when a dance episode started, id have have the smoke going through the ventilation and into the chamber for 7 minutes, the chambers would be locked and the doors would padded and reinforced

i would charge people to do this, while still reproducing the plants and eventually having a facility next to the treatment building for the plants. i would make deals with health insurance companies where people could also use health insurance to pay some of the bill as well. i would hire people to drive around the desert and pick any of the wild plants then destroy the leftover roots systems. run ads all throughout the city about my services in the desert. once i had enough money id have more facilities built for treatment and plant reproduction, pay back the bank if needed. higher like armed guards and place security cameras in the plant nurseries. then just stack bread and try to keep expanding the company as much as i could around the world

edit: forgot IV. what the average person should do? i mean they can do whatever they want since they discovered it. theyre really not obligated to do anything specific with it in my opinion
Can you get copyright/whatever off of a natural element?

Also, are you not worriedthe disease might evolve during the time it takes you to set all this up?
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wuts ur point????..
Excellent, i was about to tag you.

What would you do in that situation (you start out in the desert)?

It is one thing to possess the eyes to see, it is another to not be overwhelmed by them.
 
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Pretty elaborate hypothetical so if theres people with me in the desert and have these tools why not just tie me up while I'm having the episode and give me the smoke then.

Seems like a simple fix.
You're okay. Since there is nothing to hurt yourself with in the desert, you're generally safe.

Anyway, the problem with working with others is that they may have an episode while trying to tie you up . . . chaos!

Remember, a person becomes extremely violent for the first few minutes of breathing in the smoke. So if you're already having an episode when you first breathe it in, you might go crazy on those near you. Can you guarantee they'll risk tying you up?
 

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You're okay. Since there is nothing to hurt yourself with in the desert, you're generally safe.

Anyway, the problem with working with others is that they may have an episode while trying to tie you up . . . chaos!

Remember, a person becomes extremely violent for the first few minutes of breathing in the smoke. So if you're already having an episode when you first breathe it in, you might go crazy on those near you. Can you guarantee they'll risk tying you up?
Why not tie up before episode or handcuff self
 
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If it's that much of a risk being around people can figure out way to tie myself up just need way to get out later on
You mean to wear those restrainer jackets Little Wayne wore in the Krazy music video? Hmm, that should do it.

OK, after you yourself have been cured, what about the rest of the world? Would you do the same for them?
 

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You mean to wear those restrainer jackets Little Wayne wore in the Krazy music video? Hmm, that should do it.

OK, after you yourself have been cured, what about the rest of the world? Would you do the same for them?
Pretty sure public officials will figure that out just have to worry about friends and family if I can help out a stranger I will
 

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Pretty sure public officials will figure that out just have to worry about friends and family if I can help out a stranger I will
Some of those same public officials have had episodes where they've killed people.

So they're reluctant to even publicly acknowledge this disease. Think you can somehow get those self-preservation instincts out of the way?
 
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Can you get copyright/whatever off of a natural element?

Also, are you not worriedthe disease might evolve during the time it takes you to set all this up?
well like i said, i would patent the LLC and the process of the LLC. so even if someone else found the plant, they wouldnt be able to run a business like mine. they would have to create a separate process

in the scenario you gave no, theres wasnt any context that would cause me to worry. if thats the case though, then yeah everyone would be fucked lol
 

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well like i said, i would patent the LLC and the process of the LLC. so even if someone else found the plant, they wouldnt be able to run a business like mine. they would have to create a separate process

in the scenario you gave no, theres wasnt any context that would cause me to worry. if thats the case though, then yeah everyone would be fucked lol
Ain't that like bottling water?

I.e. the activity is too basic/difficult to change for it to be restricted by patent?
 
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not necessarily no. like for one, every water company has its own process of distilling the water and different minerals they add to the water. how they make the bottles and how the bottles look
Sure but any necessary element to cleaningand packaging, such as distillation and general bottle shape are the same practically.

So what's the point of trying to patent your process because if your exact method isn't the only possible method, others will quickly copy you similar to how water bottling companies copied the first guy.

Yes?
 

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Sure but any necessary element to cleaningand packaging, such as distillation and general bottle shape are the same practically.

So what's the point of trying to patent your process because if your exact method isn't the only possible method, others will quickly copy you similar to how water bottling companies copied the first guy.

Yes?
distribution is another story and its different because of patents, thats how it works here in the U.S. at least. the bottles have different grips, different sizes, shapes arent the same and different tastes, different plastics in general. a good example would be the difference between Aquafina, Dasani and Evian. but its everywhere, no name brand water is the exact same if you pay attention and thats because of patents over the process and business. its pretty interesting imo

so not only in the scenario i provided could they not use the process as me, if they do i can sue. but i discovered that plant and made it that no one else could get it (at least in the desert). if it pops up in a another country thats another story. but wherever i am in this scenario i cornered the market because resource is limited
 

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distribution is another story and its different because of patents, thats how it works here in the U.S. at least. the bottles have different grips, different sizes, shapes arent the same and different tastes, different plastics in general. a good example would be the difference between Aquafina, Dasani and Evian. but its everywhere, no name brand water is the exact same if you pay attention and thats because of patents over the process and business. its pretty interesting imo

so not only in the scenario i provided could they not use the process as me, if they do i can sue. but i discovered that plant and made it that no one else could get it (at least in the desert). if it pops up in a another country thats another story. but wherever i am in this scenario i cornered the market
Since the plant is naturally occurring and not manufactured, then acts to prevent people from literally getting their hands on it, besides buying the land, should be classified as environmental damage, no?

I mean, surely people aren't allowed to individually own elements in nature, are they?
 
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Since the plant is naturally occurring and not manufactured, then acts to prevent people from literally getting their hands on it, besides buying the land, should be classified as environmental damage, no?

I mean, surely people aren't allowed to individually own elements in nature, are they?
i never said i owned the plant legally, the patent is over the process and LLC.

though im not sure if that falls under environmental damage honestly.... like im reading and its mostly like if i destroyed the soil, to where it effected the ecosystem and habitat. like for instance companies that do toxic dumping and waste. pulling roots systems isnt damaging the environment technically, stuff can still grow there. im just taking a plant people didnt know was there in the first place
 

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i never said i owned the plant legally, the patent is over the process and LLC.

though im not sure if that falls under environmental damage honestly.... like im reading and its mostly like if i destroyed the soil, to where it effected the ecosystem and habitat. like for instance companies that do toxic dumping and waste. pulling roots systems isnt damaging the environment technically, stuff can still grow there. im just taking a plant people didnt know was there in the first place
So you're working with the idea of preventing knowledge of the plant from getting out? OK

Regarding damage: reducing its full potential and natural process counts as damage, i think.

Looking at your curing process, from the booth facility, it seems this will be difficult - preventing knowledge from spreading
 
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