[ExI] YES! Hard-core transhumanist splinter groups yearning for cyber-heaven

Gregory Jones spike66 at att.net
Fri Jun 18 01:40:49 UTC 2010

--- On Thu, 6/17/10, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
From: Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com

On 6/17/2010 6:19 PM, Spike Jones wrote:

>> Nearby orbiting nodes could simulate the child...

>Spike, my brother--it pains me to say this, but that proposition about simming a child seems to me to be fundamentally depraved...

Depraved?  But I never had in mind doing *that* with the child.  Although it isn't immediately clear to me how we would stop that sort of thing.  We can't stop it even in the meat worl...  uh, the uh, physical world.

>assumption that any program capable of rewarding a real consciousness in reciprocal relationship with it would have to *be* an equal consciousness)...
I don't see the problem here.  The child sim would be an equal consciousness in a sense.
You bring up an interesting class of questions however.  Do let me ponder it and post about it again later.
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