Hypothetical: The train is out of control, who dies?
An empty train is out of control, it is speeding down the track and nothing will stop it. In 15 seconds the train will smash in to 5 workers who are working on the track.
You are in a control booth, and you can see the 5 guys. there is a fork in the track, and a lever, if you pull the lever, the fork will switch tracks, and the train will be diverted, where it will hit and kill 2 workers instead.
If you dont pull the lever, the 5 people will die for sure. and if you do pull the lever, 2 different people who would have otherwise been fine will die instead.
You have three options:
- Pull the lever.
– Don’t pull the lever.
– Try to warn the 5 workers (15% chance of saving them all)