Who would you save?
Am presently re-reading the book "Moral Tribes" by Joshua Greene. The main focus is 'utilitarianism. It's a long book and covers, in detail, the trolley problem.' [merriam-webster.com] However, one major, central point, to me, is the absence of any linkage to how saving one group may lead to other problems down the line. Like, feeding starving people might lead them to having more kids who also end up starving. This 2nd read has opened my eyes to things I missed on the first read. I also remember the 'prime directive' in the Star Trek Next Generation. A directive that was consistently ignored.
Save the first group that you responded to.
The asteroids may imperil two ships.
You may be instructed or influenced about who to save.
You save who you save and ethics is irrelevant after the fact.
Ask each ship who to save.
Toss 30 coins for the workers and 20 for the kids and see which has the most heads.
You are not the captain.
Middle age workers . That comes w kids , wives , husbands , dogs and cats and rats . Responsibilities and mouths to feed .
Nothing wrong with been young / rich / on vacation . Life will stop for them b4 it even starts . I have to go for the ones that life is already happening .