Re: Hacking your own motivational and emotional systems, how dangerous?

From: Peter Butler (
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 03:07:32 MDT

Robin Brandt wrote:
> What are your opinions on the issue of changing your own goal system
> in your brain or in your potential post-singularitarian supermind.
> How dangerous would it be if anyone had the right to change his
> motivational system how ever she wishes?
> Should it be regulated?

Greg Egan wrote a fantastic story about a person forced into doing this,
it's called "Reasons to be Cheerful". The implications of a person being
able to manipulate their own mental state are quite thoroughly explored.
Highly recommended.



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