Self-ownership [was Re: Raising kids]

Robin Hanson (
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 20:31:17 -0700 (PDT)

Darren Reynolds writes:
>At 16:06 15/08/97 -0700, Robin Hanson wrote:
>>I suggest social shunning of people who seem to be torturing creatures
>>substantially different from themselves.
>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?

The word "torturing" was a key part of my statement. To create is not
to torture.

Robin D. Hanson