Re: Uploading (Who is Who?)

Mike C. (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 03:25:40 -0500

>From: Reality <>
>Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 17:40:18 -0600 (CST)
>Subject: Re: Uploading (Who is Who?)
>On Thu, 27 Mar 1997 wrote:
>I would say that they would both be accountable for past actions
>(before cloning), so they should both be put on trial

Is memory of the event enough to cause guilt?
It is an implanted memory programmed into it during creation.

Is capability of murder enough for guilt?
Who is not capable of knifing some one?

>Furthermore, I think that the resources of the original should
>be divided equally with the clone, as the clone was just as responsible
>for achiveing the wealth as the original.

Cloning is giving birth to a life form.
Must I give up half of what I own to a child not yet born?

>For serious offenses, prison with the option of assisted suicide is the
>most humane thing to do.

How humane.
An offense is an offense, no matter what value is placed upon it.

>As for neural modifications, I would doubt that
>they would be effective, without destroying the victims personality.

That's the point, to give them a new personality through brain-washing.
It is being done.
What do you think media memetic propagation( selective education) is?
What do you think psychological therapy is?
Though the average therapist does not know how
to use sensory deprivation and selective stimuli
to constructivly break down( amnesia) and reform( program) a personality?
They know word games for manipulating values and goals
which rely on individuals willpower;
you know how many therapists it takes to change a lightbulb,
one, but the lightbulb has to want to change.