2009/2/28 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>: > It leads to a very complex question: should we allow people to torture > their doppelganger, for example as a ritual or sexual practice? Of > course not without their consent, given that the golden ethical rule > with comp is "don't do to the other what the other does not want you > to do on him/her (except to save your soul)". But could someone makes > the decision before the duplication? This is an advanced question > which will make sense when we will all be virtual (with respect of the > physical layer). Comp is consistent with a variety of answers. > Less provocative, a similar question is: do I have the right to > reconstitute an army of "Bruno" to extinguish a nuclear energy source > which is on fire?
Assuming I were completely selfish and ruthless, I would not agree in advance to do anything that would hurt my copy before the copy was made, since I might end up being the copy. But after the copying this would no longer be a consideration, and I would not hesitate to hurt the copy or the original (depending on which one I was) no matter how short the time since differentiation. -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---