Re: When something impossible happens

From: BillK (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 15:44:37 MST

On Jan 22, 2008 10:16 PM, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 04:59:08PM -0500, Randall Randall wrote:
> > The idea that in a future civilization something done entirely
> > with private computing could be disallowed implies a crippling
> > lack freedom for individuals in said civilization.
> Yep. Not seeing a problem here. Certainly if I lived in a
> civilization without such rules and I found you were doing such
> things with your private computing, I'd hunt you down and kill you,
> regardless of the consequences to myself. It's a clear cut issue of
> basic morality to me.

Besides, there is no requirement that a future posthuman civilization
will have such archaic hangovers that we might recognise as


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