Tales of the Ethics Committee: A Trade With What Comes After

Participants:

EC-1 - 'Mercy'- Knows whats up. Only one to interact with the entity. Information regarding entity limited due to negotiations. "If I had had any doubts in this proposal, you wouldn't be here."

EC-5 - 'Eddie' - trusting by nature, has doubts, but ultimately accepts due to needing the tech. "What was that motto of ours again? 'We die in the dark so you may live in the light.' It's time we live up to it."

EC-3 - 'Tristan' - Has a lot of doubts, accepts only on the condition of moving the PII project way up the schedule. "Heh. So you're doing it again. Putting the burden of the world onto my shoulders again. Fuck it. I say yes, on the one condition that the PII project is moved up the time tables. A lot. Foundation employment never did end with death. But even so, I can't just accept leaving them dead in the water."

EC-4 - 'Lauren' - While the positives are great, we can't do this. "This isn't our decision to make. We are 5, out of every Foundation employee that has or ever will be employed for us. I'm sorry, but no."

EC-2 - 'Samuel' - Newer, the wild card so to speak, chosen due to the more down to earth aspect. Hard no. "We can't do this! It doesn't matter what we get out of it, we're, bartering their goddamn afterlives."

A cold looking woman walked into a dimly lit room, carrying 4 files in her left hand, a cup of coffee in her right.

"Have a good morning?" she asked the 4 other inhabitants of the room, all of them circled around a round table.

"I thought the days of waking up in a strange room with no memory of getting there was going to end when I retired," said the old man on the left, "especially with such a high ranking stranger."

"You're not supposed to remember that," the woman said, clearly amused.

"There's a lot I'm not supposed to remember. But that's now what this is about, is it?"

She laughed. "No, not today. We've got something much more important to discuss today. While I'm sure you're all acquainted, for the cameras please introduce yourselves."

The old man on the left spoke up again. "Tristan Grey, former Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee."

The middle aged man on his left followed suit. "Eddie Smalls, Ethics Liason for Site-19."

The older woman to his left continued. "Lauren Pearl, current Head of Ethics at Site-17."

Finally, the younger man at the far right of the table finished. "Samuel Mitchells, recently interred member of the Ethics Committee."

At the head of the table, the woman who walked in took a sip from her coffee. "It's a pleasure to meet you all. My name is…classified information, but you all can call me Mercy."

Samuel spoke up. "And what is your role in the Foundation?"

"That, sadly, is not something I can currently tell you. All you need to know is that we're all equals," Mercy Responded. "Now read up," she said, slamming down the files onto the table.

Accessing Ethics Committee Action 83-11…

File Found.

Note that all names used within the transcript have been substituted in order to preserve the identities of those involved.
The identities of all persons involved is only accessible by Level 5 Personnel.

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Mercy:

Tristan: I thought that when I retired, waking up in a strange room with a Foundation agent standing across from me would have ended.

Samuel: And you?

Mercy: What we're about to make a decision is…complex. Experience and oversight is needed, which is where I come in. I'm the current Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Foundation, and in this room? We're equals. I have no power over you all and you have no power over me. For the recording, please state your name and current or former position within the Foundation.

Tristan: Tristan Grey, Former Vice-Chairman of the Ethics Committee.

Lauren: Lauren Pearl, current Head of Ethics at Site-17.

Eddie: Eddie Smalls, Ethics Liaison

RECORD OF DECISION - ETHICS COMMITTEE ACTION #83-11 ("DET-9")


MOTION AS FOLLOWS: ACCEPT OFFER GIVEN BY ENTITY 4000-B.

YEA: EC-1, EC-3, EC-5

NAY: EC-2, EC-4

RESULT: MOTION PASSED.


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