Re: Humanity is doomed
You know the TV trope of "aliens that have never heard of lying" - this is *surely* linked to stupidity!
All of this stuff simply stems from "consider your options" (lets ignore lying by omission et al) so with this device, consider your options? You have *the option* to explore it and potentially tamper with it.
What you're arguing would lead to "why bother with laws if no one breaks them?" - again consider your options, you *can* (and *may*) pick up a big kitchen knife (I'd be torn between the serrated bread knife, and that big heavy pointy one) and go postal. It's an option you have that is very difficult to take away.
Another option is that of hiring a van and buying loads of bricks and then ramming it into people - you *can* and *may* do this.
I think there's something fundamental in us that makes it so we don't want to, even for terrorists (apparently there are loads) this technique is rare (and I've been wondering why they don't for years) it takes a special kind of person I think to look at people walking down a pathway - and turn into them.
HOWEVER pressing enter at a virtual terminal to a device potentially the opposite side of the globe, for a person known only to us by the prompt with the make and model number of their pacemaker or something... you'd press enter and nothing would seem to happen, you'd have to be within a mile to (potentially) even hear the ambulance!
I trust people far less when they're not looking at me.
So unless you have a way to stop people from enumerating their options and then doing one that nothing actually inhibits them from doing (ideally still giving us the tools to rent a van and cut cucumber (not the big knife now)) - I want companies that should hire someone with a pessimistic "what *can* they do" mindset and really look into ways to want the software you get (which is a huge topic in and of itself that I love).
Anyway I digress...
Add to that "chances of getting caught" + Tor and do you really think you wont find someone who'd do this for a bit of money. Perhaps without knowing exactly what? (As in: told it's in a lab, or a virtual one)
Hope this helps you realise that the world is not fit for purpose ;)