...Waste of resources...
...and even as an experiment it reeks of-
Hey! I'm sorry you lost the vote buddy, but it is what it is.
What will this accomplish again? Oh wait, nothing!
We find some candidates, toss them into a hyperealistic simulspace of prefall Earth, let's say... July, 2018. Then, we alter their memories to make them think it's real. After a certain period, we pull them back, give them back their memories-
-As if it's that simple.
Then we give them some credits as compensation. Much more than what we usually do for guanine pigs, much more. This is the kind of thing you have to deal with in our line of work.
I'm a historian and your an “alternative psychologist” whatever that is. Even in your bullshit profession, memory whiping-
-and false imprisonment are not in the job description.
Like I said, it is what is is. All you can do at the moment is watch.
We could at least give them advice, like, “don't compliment a woman's plastic surgery.”
Why not? They got the surgery to look good, right? Actually, it doesn't matter. They're already in and we can't talk to them.
With no instructions! All they know is that they went back.
Yes, and think about it! They can do whatever they want, so let's see what they want to do! Prevent the fall, save the planet, force the transhuman revolution to happen faster, create anarchy, no limit! How do they acclimate to the primitive tech or the barbaric culture? How will they cope with the fact that the population is entirely mortal? How will they deal with the fact that anyone they befriend could perma die at any moment, that perma death is a perfect inevitability that no one could escape?! How will they feel to meet a not only a culture that accepts perma death, but religions that celebrate it!
damn, someone should really rescind your doctorate.
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