Will you press the button (third)? Read after reading and answering first and second...

thought model / thought experient:

 

If you stick to the rules and answer truthfully you might be surprised about yourself ...

 

This is the third of four, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

You are alone in a room.

 

There is nothing special about the room.

 

A small table is in the middle of the room.

 

There are no mirrors or windows, but of course there is light.

 

On the table there is one of those bid red buttons they sometimes use in TV-Shows.

 

The button looks inviting.

 

There is nobody in sight, nobody around.

 

Curiosity makes you investigate the button.


The button seems to be glued to the table.


Under the table there is only air.


There is no sign, no information.


There are no modern tools that will tell.


Nobody will ever know.


Nobody will be able to tell.


Will you walk up to the button and press it?

To leave a comment, please sign in with
or or

Comments (17)

  1. peacefulthinking

    Integrity is determined by what you do when no one is looking. If I have a purpose in this room and the button does not serve my reason for being there then there is not purpose in pushing it.

    July 08, 2014
    1. yayuki

      lol

      July 08, 2014
  2. shadow-storm

    No.

    July 08, 2014
    1. yayuki

      hm so is it just that buttons can’t tempt you? What it would have been unicorn set up to be cuddled instead of buttons would you have pressed them then?

      July 08, 2014
      1. shadow-storm

        Lol! If it’s not mine & I don’t possess the information as to its purpose in a setting of others’ set-up, my choice is to make observation and deduction from same without taking action to play someone else’s game w/out knowing the rules.

        July 08, 2014
        1. yayuki

          hm… and what if that means playing by the rules?

          July 08, 2014
          1. shadow-storm

            Do you mean What if inaction is playing by the rules or something else? Sorry, just want to clarify

            July 08, 2014
            1. yayuki

              I just offered another perspective… who says there are rules? And if there are what rules? Who makes the rules if there are rules? And what would the one that makes the rules think about rules?

              July 08, 2014
          2. shadow-storm

            If there are consequences to our action or inaction, there are laws (rules) in effect. We may be in circumstances where we did not choose the set parameters of choices available to us, but even if all the necessary information is not abailable, we have responsibility for the choices we make. So if there is not enough information or impetus of situational need available to weigh in favor of acting w/out knowledge of potential consequences in a setup of anothers’ control, I choose to seek more information before acting to unknown effect.

            July 08, 2014
            1. shadow-storm

              *available, sorry, the keypad on my mobile is tiny :/

              July 08, 2014
            2. yayuki

              hmhm … reasonable and adequate as well as the careful approach… as always a brilliant deduction
              but… ( I hope I am doing this alright, since I am not supposed to be hinting but encouraging lol and that is difficult)

              July 08, 2014
  3. cjb321

    No, I would not. Do not trust it.

    July 08, 2014
    1. yayuki

      wow you are quick to choose…

      July 08, 2014
  4. jeffreycraig

    Depends how long I must be in the room? But initially…NO!

    July 15, 2014
    1. yayuki

      The room is maybe a bit suspicious

      July 16, 2014
  5. MonoExplosion

    Nobody will ever know.
    Nobody will be able to tell.

    If nobody can ever tell that the button was pushed then it makes no difference if the button was pushed or not. I would flip a coin.

    July 19, 2014
    1. yayuki

      ok

      July 19, 2014