Re: Morphological Freedom

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 08:25:27 MDT

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> Here is the text version of the speech I held at the TransVision 2001
> conference in Berlin, somewhat extended (and likely far more dry). I would
> love to hear comments and suggestions on it:

Your argument in support of morphological freedom seems compelling, coherent,
and comprehensive. Are there any current threats to morphological freedom? Any
laws or regulations against it? Is there anything (other than technological
limitations) preventing us from morphological transformation?

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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