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Posted on 03/15/2014 2:04:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? Biotechnology could let us extend convicts' lives 'indefinitely' This is the scenario being explored by researchers at Oxford University They claim life extension tech could mean prisoners serve longer sentences Philosopher Dr Rebecca Roache also writes in her blog that a time distortion pill could make people feel like they were in prison longer Another scenario the group looked at was uploading mind to a digital realm Running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours
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I was, until I saw Hillier's picture, as why we would want to.
A ridiculous idea...prolong the life of a criminal to let them experience some kind of living hell. Isn’t that cruel & unusual?
Personally, I’ve never understood why we give any medical care (other than comfort care) to lifers. Shouldn’t we be letting nature hurry them on their way?
I am for capitol punishment if the criminal is lawfully proven guilty in a court of law. I am NOT for any pill for “Time Distortion”. That, to me really is cruel and inhumane treatment. Can you imagine working at a prison, being a guard and seeing someone in an artificially induced state of profound despair? No. no and NO. Just execute swiftly and be done with it. Anything over that sinks to the level of sadistic torture. No!
WOW - serve a thousand year sentence and still be home for dinner. Not bad.
As am I, particularly some of those who are presently in the capitol. As for capital punishment, that is a separate issue...
I sure prosecuted a small handful I wouldn’t have minded living a VERY long life in prison.
Oh! Thanks for the correction. Similar, but not the same.
Yes, CAPITOL Punishment is something that is inflicted on the innocent (us, the taxpaying pinatas to your right), whereas CAPITAL Punishment is a course of action reserved only for the guilty party, and is irreversible.
Yes; the founders would be horrified at that prospect.
I agree with you. This whole enterprise hardly seems like science to better our lot.
Just make the criminal get married to some whiny, ugly bit*h - give them the drug, and put them in the same cell ...
In a world with life extension technology, prisoners are most likely to be condemned to short lives as punishment.
In the book “The Declaration”, the punishment for almost everything severe is death because life extension means less death and more resource strain. Keeping criminals alive then becomes immoral in the face of the needs of law abiding citizens.
What’s interesting about this is they don’t consider the ramifications of those who were wrongfully convicted. Wouldn’t that be lovely: Someone wrongfully convicted of murder sentenced to 1000 years of torture. But again this is England: The same country that use to draw and quarter people or burn them alive or tie them to a tree and burn their arms down to the bone. And they send us morons like Piers Morgan lecturing us on how we shouldn’t have guns to defend ourselves from tyranny meanwhile their own government sells out the people more and more everyday to radical Islam. I heard now they have Sharia courts in England. Isn’t that wonderful. A woman gets raped and they stone her to death for adultery. Yes perfectly acceptable jolly ole England!
You ever see that movie Papillon? I remember seeing that as a kid and it scaring the freakin’ crap out of me. Solitary confinement eating the bugs and the only way he survives is living 100% in his mind until his mind is fried.
Billions of dollars are being invested and spent on this research ?
Color me skeptical...
What purpose would this serve...?
Death is the ultimate last call...
I swear I saw this in a movie. It was awful!
Steven Kings short story The Jaunt. What happens when you spend a few centuries in isolation. Really creepy.
When Jefferson was in the VA House of Burgesses, he headed a committee that made recommendations concerning the punishment of crimes in colonial VA, one of which was that executions be carried out two days after sentencing--sentenced on Monday, hung on Wednesday--with the only exception being that Friday sentences were to be held for execution on Mondays.
IIRC, at that same time, London held its executions on Sundays so that people could view them; in theory it was to deter crime, but in practice it became gruesome entertainment.