Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?

J. R. (
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 22:59:15 -0800

From: Max More <>
>What if the choice is not between death and total personality
>reprogramming? What if a violent criminal is given a choice: Either stay in
>jail for decades (or be executed), or undergo gene therapy or some other
>treatment that gives them better impulse control.

One more option, Max:
Give violent convicted criminals the option to end their own lives with a drug of their own choice. Who knows, if this option were put in place, prison populations (of which two thirds consist of convicts with drug-related offenses, violent and otherwise) might almost disappear in a year or two.

Love to you and Natasha. --J. R.