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Question: If a pharmaceutical company found the cure for cancer, would they hide it or release it?
Release it, it’s the long sought holy grail of medicine - votes: 1587 (52%)
Hide it, more money in treating disease than curing it - votes: 1462 (48%)
There were 3049 total votes.
The poll ended: September 11th 2021
Very close poll! A lot of people have low opinions of large corporations
» Aleph0 on September 11th, 2021, 1:32pm
» HikaruYami on September 11th, 2021, 2:06pm
I'm a fucking coward.
Wouldn't take a trip in a submarine either.
Money isn't the issue for me. I think space tourism will be affordable for me in my lifetime (software engineer, I have a few hundred thousand in savings at the age of 30, so technically I could buy one of virgin galactic's $250k tickets but I think it'll be under $100k in my lifetime for a slightly longer trip). I just don't want to go to space. I can barely even tolerate driving on a highway.
» zarlan on September 11th, 2021, 3:26pm
…and really going to space would be way too scary. (much like HikaruYami, I'd also never go in a sub)
If were talking Star Trek style space travel (no teleporters!), I might consider it, but…
» VawX on September 11th, 2021, 8:10pm
» kaloo on September 11th, 2021, 10:03pm
» Ceiye on September 12th, 2021, 3:13am
If it were going to space in like, a proper, real astronaut way, maybe even get to visit the ISS, play in zero gravity, or eat some genuine space food and not just museum gift shop dehydrated ice cream and strawberries, I'd be down. Assuming that I'd also get some training for free too. Be a part of the journey to space and not just a passenger
» residentgrigo on September 12th, 2021, 3:57am
» saltylettuce on September 12th, 2021, 5:31am
» Transdude1996 on September 12th, 2021, 12:04pm
» chriseras on September 12th, 2021, 5:03pm
» hkanz on September 13th, 2021, 9:43pm
I never thought that space could seem uncool until people started trying to transform it from a place of science and exploration into a method of letting obscenely rich people burn or earn their money. When I look at these projects, I see scientific success but moral failure.
Edit - to clarify, I’m referring only to space tourism. Obviously something like contracts to launch weather satellites or take astronauts to ISS is a different scenario.
» Transdude1996 on September 14th, 2021, 4:34am
Who else has the money to fund space projects? And, what's the issue with making money off of it?
The government sure as Hell doesn't have the funds, nor do they care about the benefit, as they decided, back in the 70's, that all that tax money for the Apollo programs is better spent funding their latest welfare scheme to appease their voter base and retain their positions in office.
» Joese on September 14th, 2021, 12:47am
It isn't good for your health or the planet, not only would you receive lots of radiation, the liftoff and landing would also affect you negatively. I guess it'd be fun feeling the absence of gravity, but that can also be experienced many other ways without contaminating so much. I mean just the price in fuel to take 100Kg into orbit could feed various families for years.
» Trimutius on September 15th, 2021, 5:34am
» Nekore on September 15th, 2021, 8:47pm