From: Alex Future Bokov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>So let me get this straight... even if you could separate out the
>bad part and destroy that, you'd still feel that the whole thing
>needs to be destroyed.
Shades of "The Demolished Man"
Good question <sound of gears grinding>
Even if you could remove "the bad part" the entire other person was
How could a sentient, caring person live with themself knowing they
had murdered another person? Denial? That wasn't the "real" me?
This could also lead to a dilemma: What if someone decided to kill
someone knowing the worst that could happen is that the "bad part"
would be purged. They would still accomplish their task.
Of course one would like to think if we had the kind of technology
that could remove "the bad part" this would be accomplished before
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