Sacrifices for the Greater Good
From The Box
00:00 - 02:05
2m 5s
Mr. Steward explains that the Box is testing the general population's abilities to sacrifice their own desires for the good of someone else. He explains the test in terms of the altruism coefficient; if enough people refuse the box's million dollar gift to save a life, they shall pass the test.


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