From: Robin Lee Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 15:52:34 MST
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 01:44:55AM +0300, Vladimir Nesov wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2008 1:16 AM, Robin Lee Powell
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 04:59:08PM -0500, Randall Randall wrote:
> > > The idea that in a future civilization something done entirely
> > > with private computing could be disallowed implies a crippling
> > > lack freedom for individuals in said civilization.
> > Yep. Not seeing a problem here. Certainly if I lived in a
> > civilization without such rules and I found you were doing such
> > things with your private computing, I'd hunt you down and kill
> > you, regardless of the consequences to myself. It's a clear cut
> > issue of basic morality to me.
> Robin, it's not just issue of morality, you also need to _know_
> what effect decision to implement this simulation has on
> subjective experience of people inside this simulation and what
> exactly it means to have an effect on their subjective experience.
> Maybe this effect is for all intents and purposes doesn't exist,
> and you'd do injustice punishing for exerting it.
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