Re: Computer/Upload sex [was Interesting Idea]

Darin Sunley (
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 14:46:48 -0500

Bryan Moss wrote:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > > If I recall my psychology classes, rats will stimulate their
> > > pleasure centers, forgetting to eat or drink. I wonder if humans
> > > will do the same thing?
> Before I go out and buy a cranial drill, is there any reason why I shouldn't
> do this to myself?
> BM

I seem to recall hearing that when they did the same thing to higher animals (chimps, I think), it didn't have anywhere NEAR the same effect. Apparently the best apes can achieve with wireheading is a moderately pleasant hum. Nothing compulsive-making.

I have NO idea where I heard this. Sources anyone?

Darin Sunley