Re: computers have no souls!

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 07:47:24 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> >1) Ask her how she feels about the Tortured Norns website.
>No, but don't you see...? This would trigger instant *guilt by contagion*.
>We're not talking logic here, just a kind of visceral shriek.
> >3) "Some of the smartest and most altruistic people I know, maybe the
> >best and brightest of the whole world, are embarked on the quest to
> >create a synthetic soul
>They're deluded. She JUST KNOWS.

In a situation like this your main audience is the other people in
the room. She may be beyond logic, but the rest of them are hopefully

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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