From: Robin Lee Powell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 15:12:12 MDT
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 09:49:42PM -0400, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > >> Volition is a component of "deep, real human happiness" but I
> > >> don't think it's the only component.
> > >>
> > >> One could construct extreme cases of human minds that were
> > >> strongly self-determined yet were morally and aesthetically
> > >> repugnant to all of us...
> > >
> > > That's not the question, though; the question is whether we,
> > > or a Friendly AI, should interfere with such a mind.
> A nontrivial moral question, right?
> As a parent, I would interfere with my child's self-determination
> if they were going to do something sufficiently destructive. I'd
> also try to change them so that they no longer *wanted* to do the
> destructive thing.
To others, or only themselves?
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