Re: Self-ownership [was Re: Raising kids]

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 07:40:37 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Darren Reynolds wrote:

> Robin,
> Today, we build computers to help us think.
> Tomorrow, we will create devices which more capability to "think" (whatever
> *that* means) than humans have today.
> Will they be our slaves, and should their creators be shunned by society?

Only if you have a scheme how to contain superhuman intelligences in
captivity above intelligences do not approve. (I can't think of such a

These creators may be will be (briefly) shunned by society, but only as
creators of golems & juggernauts.