Re: When something impossible happens

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 17:01:21 MST

On Jan 22, 2008 5:16 PM, Robin Lee Powell <> 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.

So if I am running a simulation of an ant colony where millions of
units of ants have lived and died in their daily pursuit of (virtual)
existence while I study the impact on several generations of hive
queen, should I fear you and your concept of morality?

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