Re: Gene Therapy & Ethics [was Re: AI Backlash]

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 19:01:15 -0500

I think that adulthood, for the purposes of "informed consent", is a function of the ability to fully appreciate possible negative consequences. I therefore believe that "children" who have been through enough hell are capable of giving informed consent. Infants are a different question.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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