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But what about other essential services?
Originally posted by HimWhoHathAnEar
There are a ton of essentials these days. You take out almost any one and you disturb the whole structure.
. . . It could easily be accomplished with a computer. And a computer could be set and programmed to accept factors from youth, health, sexual fertility, intelligence, and a cross section of necessary skills. Of course it would be absolutely vital that our top government and military men be included to foster and impart the required principles of leadership and tradition. Naturally, they would breed prodigiously, eh? There would bemuch time, and little to do.
But ah with the proper breeding techniques and a ratio of say, ten females to each male, I would guess that they could then work their way back to the present gross national product within say, twenty years." Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious... service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.
But do you think you can prioritize the essentials?
posted by soficrow
Thanks for your input donwhite...But what about other essential services? Like electricity and water, for example. Those workers could get sick too, and where would we be without water and electricity?
Originally posted by donwhite
Two follow-on questions. I understand we cannot make the vaccine until after the virus has manifested itself. Even then, it is not a certainty there will be an epidemic or pandemic. I mean, H5N1 has been beating around the globe for a year or so already and so far, it’s been confined.
I have heard it would cost several billion dollars to make up enough vaccine to be useful for the general population. The longer we delay in production of the vaccine, the more people will die, for sure, but if the flu does not strike, then the less money we’ve spent for “insurance.”
Since these are issues that will be present at every possible flu pandemic for the foreseeable future, why don’t we decide what our strategy will be and publicize it so everyone can make his or her own plans?
Where do you stop in setting priorities? At some point, everyone is essential to something.