Re: all i learned about internal censors...

Anders Sandberg (
06 Sep 1999 17:15:13 +0200

I have seen references to studies showing both that people are more open to Eliza (and other talkbots) than to humans, and a lowering of inhibitions of foul language on the net. I also think I have seen some study pointing at a levelling effect of social status on the net - just because somebody in real life might be a scary authority doesn't mean you can't mail him at a very equal level.

KPJ <> writes:

> One should think about computers as severely tortured humans who will
> _everything_ to their masters.

Hmm... aren't you sysop at SICS? Doesn't that make you a slavemaster? :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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