From: Robin Lee Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 26 2005 - 12:23:25 MDT
On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 01:52:03PM -0400, Jeff Medina wrote:
> On 8/26/05, Robin Lee Powell <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Something that I haven't really seen talked about here is that
> > keeping a sentient being in a box isn't something that "just
> > results in the singularity being delayed". It's massively
> > immoral, as well.
> > It's slavery *and* imprisonment. Both without proven cause; the
> > AI is guilty until proven innocent.
> If one has reason to believe a human might accidentally destroy
> the world, it would be incredibly immoral *not* to quarantine the
> person until evidence the threat is gone.
> We already do this when the threat is much smaller -- for example,
> we quarantine people with contagions that have no chance of
> destroying the world, but merely (!) might cost hundreds or
> thousands of lives.
That's *after* we've shown that they have the contagion, in general,
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