Tuesday, March 01, 2011

mad scientist

inventions can change life on this planet, in a good or bad fashion, but at the conception of an idea it can be hard for the scientist to predict how it will play out. the research can be aimed at one field of use, but the ones in charge can have different plans. even so, the idea of the mad scientist is strong in modern society.

way back, the inventor owned his invention. but the usual way nowadays is that the employer owns everything the scientist researches on company time. so what shall a scientist do, if she discovers that something she was hoping would benifit mankind and the environment, instead will be used in some unethical way? to try to keep the research from the employers, i guess, would be viewed as stealing.

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