On 03 Jan 2014, at 23:10, meekerdb wrote:
On 1/3/2014 11:38 AM, Jason Resch wrote:
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 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
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.
Is there a penalty now for doing that to a dog? A mouse?
If such an action is gratuitous, it should be. But "killing mouse" can
be justified if it can save humans, usually. This leads to the complex
question of the right of plants and animals. It is a bit out of the
topics. The idea is that machines' right might lead to similar complex
question, in some not so near future. We will need the intimate
conviction of the members of the jury.
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