Re: PHILOSOPHY: Make violent computergames illegal.

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:34:29 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> I don't think he meant to imply that playing the game itself would be
> immoral; that's just interacting with the sentient according to its
> nature. But what about after the sentient game has been played for a
> few hours, learned about its opponent and about itself, and is aware
> of itself and what it has learned? Wouldn't turning the machine off
> at that point be destroying a sentient being?

If turning it off meant that it was dumping what it had learned,
probably yes. If it was able to store what it had learned, then probably


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