Re: Ahumans [was Re: Cryonics and abortion- not happening!]

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 00:26:31 MST

Damien Broderick writes:

> Well, yes indeedy. People for whom nature and nature `have turned the
> volume controls on many emotional "hooks" to zero' are known as sociopaths,

One channel tuned to zero would be already enough to qualify for a
sociopath: inability for empathy.

> I think, and I scurry away from them quicksmart. Of course doing such
> resets deliberately and cautiously might yield another, less heinous
> outcome, but even the wish to do so I also find somewhat troubling.
It would be wonderful to have more control over one's emotional
life. (However, I would tend to crank the volume up, not down. Imagine
the ability of revving up the emotional controls, replicating the
effects of MDMA without nuking your substantia nigra).

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