If you were given the option to save 1 random human life from death at the cost of 1 dollar, would you do it?
What if you were given the option to save 10 random human lives for 10 dollars?
100 lives for 100 dollars?
("All my money" is a legit answer here.)
(If you don't use dollars, modify the question for your currency. If you think it should be changed to 10 of them or whatever, fine.)
How would your answer change if was 10x as much per life? Or if it were only 10% as much?
1) There would be no chance of you saving someone you know. (To prevent people saying they'd spend a lot just for the small chance of saving a dying friend/relative. This question isn't meant to have personal feelings associated with it.)
2) You would never meet the people you save, or at least wouldn't know it.
3) Nobody else would know about your decision or the fact you had the choice. (This obviously isn't a possible real life situation, but ignore that.) [This is to keep you from fearing you will lose all your friends or whatever - only problem is, you're saying it here! Just try not to let those feelings change your answer.]
I haven't come to a decision about what I would do yet...
Please post your reasons for your answer.