On 1/3/2014 12:09 PM, LizR wrote:
On 4 January 2014 08:38, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
On 1/3/2014 1:14 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Let's say that I built a computer system and showed you the theoretical
for a claim that it will be self-aware. Will you switch it on? I am
Why not? The real question is "do we have the right to switch it off?"
If you switch it off, it just continues in another branch of the
how are you going to decide whether it's better or worse to switch it
if we give it political rights, what will be the punishment for
by switching it off?...switching it back on?
To be fair, it should be whatever punishment is fair for knocking you out
chloroform and then placing you in a medically induced coma for some
Assuming you saved its state when you turned it off and restored it afterwards (so it
might lose short term memory which is exactly equivalent to knocking someone out).
Otherwise it's murder.
Last time that happened to me the "punishement" was that I had to pay about $10,000 to the
guy who did it.
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