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See the link for a description of the original version of this
Here, though, things will be a bit different. For one, The
would be designed so that it would be extremely difficult to
trigger remotely. Standing in a particular place could be
by infrared body-temperature
scanners, CO2 emission
sounds-of-breathing detectors, weight sensors, and so on.
one's hand into a cubbyhole, where The Switch is located, would
allow additional verification of body temperature, plus
of pulse and possibly also blood pressure. The thumb might be
required to move in a certain direction to push aside a cover for
The Switch. This would also allow detection of subtle color-
changes in the flesh due to blood-flow restriction as a result of
pressure the thumb applies. Other fingers would also have to
move in various different ways, to push aside additional covers
The Switch. The last finger would be available for activating
We need a change to the wording on the sign, compared to the
description of it in the link. We want this sign to specify that
"your" world would end, not "the" world.
As a result, when The Switch is activated, the person foolish
enough to have done that gets killed, fully qualifying as the
in the word "your" that the sign specified --that person's world
ends as promised.
This is an intelligence test and no false advertising is involved
(also, note in the link the part of the sign that says "Please do
However, since suicide is illegal in many places, such a test
probably not be allowed in many places. Check your local
ordinances to be sure!
As mentioned in the main text. [Vernon, Jun 10 2016]
||It's called an "F-104 Starfighter", and it's Baked (Or more usually, 'crashed and burned' ...).
||// since suicide is illegal in many places, such a test would probably not be allowed in many places //
||if it's an intelligence test it's to be assumed anyone who does press the button isn't actually committing suicide (an intentional act), but is rather just very, very (exceedingly, in fact).. well.. I suppose the only word is "stupid", isn't it?
||so that would mean it would be legal after all wouldn't it :)
||(adjudicating the death of a man who wandered into a lion enclosure.. apparently with the intention of feeding them by hand, while ignoring several signs advising against this action)
||"apparently he was too stupid to know better.. death by misadventure"
||You would be sued by relatives of those who can't
read, or misplaced their glasses.