Re: self-transformation

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:33:52 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Anton Sherwood wrote:

> I thought for a moment that I might like a treatment to help me purge
> myself of hypocrisy. ("If your beliefs don't make you a little bit
> uncomfortable, they're not radical enough." -LNS) But on second thought
> it wouldn't sell.

True. And sometimes hypocrisy is useful, as long as you don't believe
in it. But it would be quite possible to program a "mood agent" like
Max described to point out when you are hypocritical (the opposite
must be hypercritical, you always say and do what you believe in?).

> What parts of us are most important to other people's view of our
> identity? Values, ethics? Conversational style?

I think up to now appearance has been very important. But here on the
net conversational style seems to be important to show our identity.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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