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ALEX: (Thinking) I’m in a pretty big mess. Somehow, I have to convince an employer who thrives on the pathetic suffering of a helpless humanity not to develop a program that will inflict pathetic suffering on a helpless humanity.
ALEX: (Thinking) If I try and convince him not to do this, he’ll either assume I want to steal the idea and make money on my own, or that I had a sudden attack of conscience, and that I want to save humanity from the suffering they will endure. Either way, it’ll only encourage him.
ALEX: (Thinking) I suppose I could try and blackmail him, but he’d only think I was showing initiative and I’d wind up getting promoted into management. Or marketing.