Re: Sysop vs. Liberty (was Re: How To Live In A Simulation)

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 03:00:08 MST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > My Standing Challenge is as follows:
> >
> > "Name one concrete thing that you should be able to do, but that a Sysop
> > won't let you do." It can't be an intangible quality, like "having

I think I'm letting that challenge stand. Reversing the burden of proof is
a nice rhetorical device, but it's rather transparent.

> > nanobots fully under my control" - you have to name something specific
> > that you want to do with those nanobots, but which you won't be able to do
> > under the Sysop Scenario.

Of what use are nanobots if you're a simulation? You don't happen to think
the SysOp will let flesh people run around? What an awful waste of all
these atoms.

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