Re: Sysop vs. Liberty (was Re: How To Live In A Simulation)

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 17:39:13 MST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> My Standing Challenge is as follows:
> "Name one concrete thing that you should be able to do, but that a Sysop
> won't let you do." It can't be an intangible quality, like "having
> nanobots fully under my control" - you have to name something specific
> that you want to do with those nanobots, but which you won't be able to do
> under the Sysop Scenario.

How about manufacturing my *conscious* girlfriend-de-jour with an
auto-self-disassemble program on a 24-hour timer (because all
that sword-fighting and head lopping off is just too much trouble).
Built in is the memory that she gave informed consent to


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