Is sharing superhero tech Ethical? Should Ant-man be the only person to use the shrinking technology? Or should Hank Pym’s “Pym Particles” be shared with society? If superhero tech was distributed amongst the population in a controlled and closely monitored way, perhaps the world would be a better place. Let’s shrink down and take a look at Ant-man to find out. Comment and tell us why you agree or disagree with our breakdown!
Hank Pym’s Pym Particles are responsible for Ant-man’s power to manipulate and alter his size. Scott Lang cannot grow or shrink on his own. Pym Particles are subatomic particles of an extradimensional nature that can alter the mass, density, force and size of both living and nonliving objects.
The possibilities of real-world applications for Pym Particles are endless. To avoid overpopulation, humans could be shrunken down to reduce our carbon footprint. Toxic waste and trash could similarly be shrunk into the Quantum Realm so as to be a non-issue. Resources could similarly be scaled up and supersized. An apple a day keeps diminishing resources away after all!
Now imagine the possibilities if we could shrink spacefaring humans. Colonization on other worlds would be sped up exponentially! For both speed and efficiency, millions of people could be shrunken down to fit in a single spacecraft. Buildings and other resources could be correspondingly shrunken and transported alongside the tiny astronauts.
Of course, use of the shrinking technology also has its downsides. In the Marvel comics, prolonged exposure to Pym Particles could result in both mental and physical strain. Hank Pym once famously beat his wife, Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp, due to strain from the size altering tech. The medical risks of shrinking may never be fully realized as humans still have much to learn about their own physiology. Negative consequences and medical issues could take years to identify in a shrunken population.
In the wrong hands, size altering technology can also be manipulated for military and economic gain. Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket intended to sell his version of Pym’s shrinking formula to terrorists such as HYDRA and the Ten Rings. Similar technological industralists could abuse this awesome power for similar evil.
Ultimately, we at Space Taste believe that size altering tech should be distributed and monitored by an established institution with the focus of well-being for the planet. This tech could revolutionize humanity and by revolutionizing humanity, we can ensure a brighter future for us all. What do you think, is exclusive superhero tech ethical?
This video is not sponsored by Ant-man and the Wasp. We are not associated with Marvel in any capacity…we just love superheroes, comic books, sci-fi and looking into the ethics behind our favorite superhero tech.
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