On 17 Jun 2013, at 01:30, Jason Resch wrote:
On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>
That people can initiate law is nice, though.
I would like to initiate the prohibition of prohibition. Oops :)
What is freedom of speech without freedom of thought? When we
upload ourselves it will be all the more clear that making certain
substances illegal is tantamount to making certain computations
(thoughts, ways of thinking, and states of consciousness) illegal.
Yes, but we will have to do that. You would certainly not appreciate
that I copy you, without noticing to you, and reconstitute you in my
super-mac machine, and torture "you", without your consent. You will
even less appreciate that my lawyer defends me by saying: "---oh but
that is just "running a computation" which in any case already exist
in arithmetic". The problem is that by implementing it, I make it
relatively "normal" (in the Gaussian sense) to you, and your suffering
will be statistically stable from your point of view. So I think you
will agree that some computations, done without consent (but that's
part of that computation) will and should be illegal.
Freedom of thought and mind do have some limit. Freedom of speech too,
like defamation, bullying, all those sort of violence is usually
illegal, for not bad reasons, I think.
Now, we should not penalize non violent crimes, and as nobody
complains about the "salvia computation", there should be no reason to
make such computation illegal, but again, we cannot dose people, that
is, making them live a computation without their consent (which is
the main golden rule). For some people salvia is a bit like a
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