On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:53:10PM -0700, George Levy wrote: > After discussing the idea of QS with their dear friend Mercutio, Romeo > and Juliet decide to go ahead with the project. Mercutio design the > machine and under his instruction, Balthasar, Romeo's loyal servant, > builds a QS contraption capable of operating on two persons > simultaneously. The QS machine is specifically designed not to operate > if the feud between the Montague and Capulet families comes to an end. > Otherwise the machine terminates itself with both persons inside it in a > microsecond. Anyone within a radius of 20 feet of the machine is also > terminated.
What if the kill radius is equal to the diameter of the Earth? Would your Romeo and Juliet still go through with it? If they do and gets caught by the police before the machine is activated, should they be punished?