posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 11:46 PM
I'd say no, even with these breakthroughs. It would create as much if not more conflict than it'll get rid of. There'll be a lot of conflict over
who gets which plant. Everyone will want the first plant: 52 people a year, ten year commitment, not that bad all things considered. On the flip side,
no one is going to want to have the 360th plant. That's a lot of people sent to their death every week for, if I'm doing the math right, 3,600
years. Three and a half millenia and if they stop feeding the plant, everyone's screwed.
So, you'd have conflict over the order. Also, eventually the areas that have a higher number of plants are going to get disgruntled. They'll ask,
"Why are we pulling so much of the weight?" The most logical solution to their frustration is to go to war to capture slaves. Even though the goal
for one side is to capture people alive, both sides are going to end up killing.
The second most logical solution would be to raise people en masse specifically so they could be sent to the plant. Two problems there. One, it'll
make a lot of people angry, especially considering the smartest way to go about it would be to not educate them, never show them any emotional
attention, give them only the bare bones for food and health care and, probably, hobble or cripple them in some way so they can't run away. Second,
even with the poorest of care, it'll take a lot of money to raise them to whatever the acceptable age is.
Thinking about it, these break throughs are probably worse than the original scenario.