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

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 18:14:56 MDT

On 28/10/2007, Mike Dougherty <> wrote:

> And what happens when governmental control sets the program of its
> population to work happily at menial existence with no ability to
> conceive of liberty?

The same could happen (and has happened, repeatedly) with older forms
of coercion. But I acknowledge the risk: anyone who falls short of
some arbitrary ideal could be forcibly changed into the perfect
citizen, and moreover made perfectly content with the change.

Stathis Papaioannou

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