Re: PHILOSOPHY: Self Awareness and Legal Protection

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 05:29:17 +0000

Michael Bowling:
>Only systems that are *concious* enough to grasp justice have a need for
>it. If a beautiful or super-heavy system is smart enough to ask for
>protection, then protect it.

I sense a very large opening here, but I'll tiptoe around it and just
ask the following: Does this criterion apply to 'babies'--systems
that are too young to yet grasp abstract concepts of justice and yet
can be predicted to develop into mature 'adult' systems?


Kathryn Aegis