posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by AfterInfinity
We're talking about humans printing anything they want in the comfort of their own home, and you ask what the problem is? For everyone one
person who uses that printer for everyday purposes, there will be three people who use it for illegitimate purposes. Because it's convenient, and
because they can.
Do you think our species has the integrity to resist such temptation, such opportunity? Our moral fiber has NEVER been so great unless resisting that
temptation would bring us an even greater reward. What's the problem?
I refuse to state that there are 3 times as many bad eople in the world as there are good people. So that logic is just wrong.
More like for every 3, they'll be 1 criminal. Not a good excuse to deny the product and it's capabilities to citizens using them properly. That's
the same argument that the United States used to pass the Patriot Act among other things, and how much safer are you after that?
Again, the problems would be there of course, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my freedom of choice for "protection" from would be criminals.
Well, I'm sure you have a television. You tell me - everything you see on the news, all the tragedies and atrocities occurring around the
world, do you really trust mankind with this kind of manufacturing power?
I trust my fellow citizens far more than I do any corporation. Would you rather your kid's toys come from China or your office?
I don't have this negative outlook on humanity like a lot of people do, at least not in this sense. You know that demonizing the human spirit and
our capabilities is one of the primary tools used to opress us right?
Part of the reason radical left-wingers and religious extremists aren't building bombs in their basements is because the really good stuff is
notoriously difficult to get to. But with a printer that can spit bullets and coffee mugs at the push of a button, and enough ingenuity, imagine the
No, most of the reason is that the stuff is notoriously hard to get to as you stated. You aren't going to be able to get your hands on C4 and those
other materials any easier then than you would now. I can imagine the possibilities, but again, not doing something for the sake of what 'could'
happen is a really bad way to move your society forward.
Imagine if they'd done that with guns? " oh, you can't have them, cause eventually a few guys are gonna get together and kill some folk who don't
deserve it." See how that logic doesn't hold up?
I would certainly support legislation to make certain things either illegal or controlled, like gun parts for example or something like that.
Certainly bomb production would remain illegal.
I just again, don't see the need to impose upon the legal users of these products for the sake of the very small minority that will misuse the