Re: Sadness on voluntary death (was: Singularity Memetics)

From: Deacon Kuhns (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 14:37:05 MST


I'm curious as to whether if it were possible, you would propose forcing people to upload regardless of whether they want to or not. It kind of seems that this is the logical extension of what you are saying.

Yet, plenty of people will say that YOU will be killing yourself voluntarily if you upload. So in the same way, wouldn't you be very opposed to a prohibition of uploading?

Seems to me that there is something to be said for relativism.


Eliezer wrote:
> But I think we do lose something. And I think we still lose
> something even if it's a death by choice. Every human's death diminishes
> me; voluntary deaths less than involuntary deaths, but still.

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