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

From: ben goertzel (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 15:37:08 MST


Eli has clearly stated that he would not force uploading on anyone....

Of course, his uploaded self may feel differently with its superior
intelligence and digitally modified ethics!!!

As for "Every human's death diminishes me," I can think of some *particular*
humans whose death would definitely NOT diminish me, but I'm not gonna go
there ;->

-- Ben G

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deacon Kuhns" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: Sadness on voluntary death (was: Singularity Memetics)

> Eliezer,
> 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.
> Deacon!
> 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
> > me; voluntary deaths less than involuntary deaths, but still.
> --
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