[ExI] Slavery in the Future

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 20:31:38 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
>  The only important differences between my car and a
>  slave is (a) the slave regrets its situation (b) the slave
>  is conscious. If I create sub-programs that don't
>  regret my control and who are conscious, then they're
>  more like employees or collaborators. I will not call
>  that slavery, unless you can persuade me that my car
>  is properly speaking a slave.

Mmhhh. The problems with slavery do not stop with how it affects the
slaves, but rather have also to do on how it affects the "masters'"
economy, culture and civilisation in the medium and long term.

Stefano Vaj

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list