The original trolley problem provides mental exercise enough, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some enjoyable twists on the form:
A runaway trolley is about to kill philosophy professors who invent trolley problems. Will you divert it?
– Peter Krantz (@peterkz_swe) August 14, 2016
And, for those of you who don’t think trolley problems are relevant to real life, imagine you have a vote in the US election but don’t feel either of the two leading candidates deserves to be President:
There are only two candidates likely to win: Trump and Clinton.
If you don’t vote for Clinton, Trump is more likely to win.
If you do vote for Clinton, you are supporting a candidate you don’t want.
Do you vote for Clinton?