[ExI] Slavery in the Future

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sat Apr 19 14:26:35 UTC 2008

Samantha writes

> So given the technology to sufficiently hack human minds

Not only would it be slavery, but it would be deeply
immoral to seize any free person and hack his mind.

But vastly more important, it is and should remain

> back in the age of slavery it would not be slavery to breed
> and use suitably hacked humans?

If I used some knowingly and volutarily contributed DNA
to create some human slaves from scratch, and bred them
as you suggest, it would be deeply immoral unless they
also were altered from regular human to love their work
and their lives.

But since this thread *is* about the future, just translate
that to uploads. Whatever moral problems I would have
with someone doing that, it shouldn't be illegal, as you've
surely read in other posts by now.

> If that is part of your premise then it would be  
> perfectly fine if someone hacked you to have no resentment of having  
> your life devoted to their needs.   Furthermore, given the technology,  
> it would be perfectly acceptable for you to hack as many humans as you  
> wish to work as non-regretting slaves on your projects.

You just throw stuff out like this without examining what people
have really said.  I *never* suggested doing that. I won't comment
on posts any further when I come to a point where you start doing


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