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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 11:58:00PM 2 points [-]

If a dust speck isn't enough, pick your favorite: A staple into your cheek?

I do find the Rawlsian solution tempting though: is it wrong to torture one person to save 3^^^3 people from staples in their cheek, because the one tortured person is unfairly disadvantaged. Maximize the minimum and you'll find you really can't torture anybody at all.

On the other hand, 3^^^3 is a lot of people...