From: Robin Lee Powell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 17:16:04 MST
On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 07:01:21PM -0500, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008 5:16 PM, Robin Lee Powell
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Nope; I don't believe ants have (for lack of a better term) qualia.
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