Mine was free (i.e. paid for by my taxes). Sounds like you guys need a
decent health care system...


On 4 January 2014 12:04, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 1/3/2014 12:09 PM, LizR wrote:
>
>  On 4 January 2014 08:38, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>   On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>
>>>  On 1/3/2014 1:14 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
>>>
>>>    Let's say that I built a computer system and showed you the
>>> theoretical basis for a claim that it will be self-aware. Will you switch
>>> it on? I am serious!
>>>
>>>
>>>  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
>>> multiverse. So how are you going to decide whether it's better or worse to
>>> switch it off?  And if we give it political rights, what will be the
>>> punishment for violating them by switching it off?...switching it back on?
>>>
>>
>>  To be fair, it should be whatever punishment is fair for knocking you
>> out with chloroform and then placing you in a medically induced coma for
>> some unspecified time period.
>>
>>     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.
>
> Brent
>
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