That's the truth!  But to be fair, most of it was paid by my insurance.


On 1/3/2014 3:36 PM, LizR wrote:
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 < <>> wrote:

    On 1/3/2014 12:09 PM, LizR wrote:
    On 4 January 2014 08:38, Jason Resch <
    <>> wrote:

        On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM, meekerdb <
        <>> wrote:

            On 1/3/2014 1:14 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
            Let's say that I built a computer system and showed you the 
            basis 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 

            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 
    to the guy who did it.


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