Re: [sl4] Re: Uploads coming first would be good, right?.

From: Vladimir Nesov (
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 13:08:13 MST

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> My point is that ethical beliefs are not the same thing as the truth. I think
> we both understand that, but it is a difficult point to make. For some reason
> people continue to argue about what we should do as opposed to what we
> will do, as if our minds had free will as opposed to being programs.

What people will do can be modeled by intentional stance, by what they
want to do. And people want to do what they think they should do. You
can see "should" as one kind of data in a program, used for computing
what we will actually do.

Vladimir Nesov

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