[ExI] The Old Dope Peddler

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jun 24 06:40:38 UTC 2010

On 6/24/2010 1:29 AM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

>> >  I think that learning to solve your own issues is important in many
>> >  cases. Instantly "solving" people's problems could be very counter
>> >  productive in the long term as without some kind of internal struggle,
>> >  would people ever develop a very complex or solid identity?

> But if you instantly "learn to solve your own issues" by having the
> knowledge implanted into your brain - i.e. by having exactly the same
> brain changes as would occur doing it the slow way, but as a result of
> direct brain manipulation - your future psychological trajectory would
> be exactly the same.

By Sabrina's hypothesis, having the knowledge "implanted" would only be 
equivalent if it was bundled with fake memories of adversity and insight 
gained via determination. Are you assuming that fakery will be built in, 
or denying the premise?

Damien Broderick

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