[extropy-chat] The Limits of "Property"

Joseph Bloch transhumanist at goldenfuture.net
Fri Sep 8 01:59:44 UTC 2006

And people wonder why Transhumanism and Extropy don't appeal to the 


Mike Dougherty wrote:

> If those "copies" are running in a quantum computer, 'you' have killed 
> every non-you copy at every probability wave function collapse.  In 
> the evolution of this moment, you are/were currently the most "fit" 
> for actual (non-virtual) existance.  It is [un?]fortunate fo your that 
> we are all entangled on the hardware that runs reality, else you 
> really would be on your own.  In that case you might find yourself in 
> this situation: http://devernay.free.fr/paradoxlost/html/solipsist.html
> On 9/7/06, *Robert Bradbury* <robert.bradbury at gmail.com 
> <mailto:robert.bradbury at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 9/6/06, *A B* <austriaaugust at yahoo.com
>     <mailto:austriaaugust at yahoo.com>> wrote: 
>         I must ask you: Why do you feel that you have the "right" or
>         "entitlement" or "freedom" (or whatever *word* you want to
>         use) to create and/or run conscious, artificial beings on your
>         hardware and then do absolutely anything you want with them -
>         morality being at your sole discretion?
>     [snip]
>     This line of discussion is a close relation to the "Can you kill
>     your copies" discussion which was to the best of my knowledge
>     never resolved.  My current working solution is that all of *my*
>     copies going in know that they are subject to deletion -- just as
>     my thoughts are.
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