Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Perry E. Metzger (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 18:09:06 MST

"Metaqualia" <> writes:
>> If morality is subjective, then the morality which
>> says the Holocaust was the greatest thing in the world
>> is every bit as good as the morality which condemns
>> it.
> Which shows that a subjective morality is as useful as a hole in a cup.
>> Sadly, no objective morality exists, so it isn't possible to
>> program the "Friendly" AI to be perfect in its "Friendliness".
> I found an objective morality. I have proposed it many times.
> If it didn't feel like anything to be inside a gas chamber, it wouldn't be
> immoral to gas people.

So is it immoral to slaughter cows for food? They obviously "feel like
something" when they're slaughtered.

Perry E. Metzger

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