From: Psy-Kosh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 09:32:19 MDT
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> Stanley Milgram's experiments were repeatedly replicated, in a wide
> variety of different cultures and circumstances, with different
> tested to see what affected the compliance of the subjects. I
> about the Stanford prison experiment though.
Also, there have been more recent "replications" of Milgram's
experiments. "Replications" in quotes because they were not the
actual exp, but "gentler" versions. (ie, versions that hopefully
wouldn't cause psych trauma in the test subjects.)
Incidentally, there is another side to the "prison effect" with
regards to uploads/AIs.
Assume an upload/ai that hasn't begun any sort of hard takeoff or
Let's assume for the moment that it is such that it basically is
human equivalent. Can't do much yet beyond human capacity.
Assuming that, we can then say it is effectively imprisoned in the
computer (distributed network if appropriate) that it's in.
I wonder if the system maintainers/programmers would end up having
this thing triggered in them.
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