[extropy-chat] ethical issues with children

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 13:05:41 UTC 2007

On 1/21/07, Robert Bradbury wrote:
> I had books and some toys but I also had imagination and creativity.  I had
> imaginary friends that lived in the closet of my bedroom who would come out
> when nobody was around and play with me (I think they may have been based on
> Disney or other cartoon characters).

You were lucky!  My imaginary friends left to play with the kid down the road.

> Ask questions that get him
> thinking... How does the washing machine work?


> Where does electricity come from?

Out of the socket, obviously.
That's why you have to leave the plugs in, so it doesn't leak out.

> What does "cooking" do to the food?

Makes it go black usually. The dog likes it though.

Give him a computer as soon as he knows not to try to eat it or pull
it to pieces.
With an easy Linux on it, so he doesn't get into bad habits.
Problem solved.


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