From: ben goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 13:10:10 MST
But isn't the uncontrollability of emotions part of their essential charm???
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon McClenahan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Ethical basics
> From: "Michael Roy Ames" <email@example.com>
> > Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > >My own intuition is that post-Singularity digital existence going to
> > >its own intense emotional feelings even more satisfying than the lust
> > >love many of us savor during this human life... <
> > Cripes... I certainly hope so! One of the most desirable things about a
> > 'post-Singularity digital existence' would be the ability to *choose*
> > exactly how much, how long, what kind of emotions to expose yourself to.
> > Right now, I'm pretty much at the mercy of my own emotions... sure, I
> > control my _actions_ but my emotions will have thier way with me. How
> > better it will be when I have better (total!) control over that.
> The need for control over your emotions, being a victim of your emotions,
> and feeling better about it, are all emotional qualities. You already have
> the potential to do all of these things without waiting for the
> The post-Singularity digital existence is only going to be an enhancement
> addition to your current emotional state, not necessarily replace or even
> control any undesirable feelings you experience now. Like you said, you
> control your _actions_ now, and you will probably have greater control
> later, but control of our actions does not necessarily change our
> state to something more desirable.
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