Re: Rights (Was Re: Violence in schools)

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 12:43:11 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > in seriously abusive home life. Actually, by the time they are "serial
> > killers" it's too late to chat about why, rehabilition is pretty much
> > pointless.
> Yeah, essentially one has to screen for them, and isolate them from
> the society, humanely, of course. (The old-testamentary type of
> justice would demand to kill such people on the spot, as soon as they
> manifest their pathological symptoms, but we're too civilized for
> that).

Wow that sounds exactly like something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel.

I suppose you are not a believer in free will- these people once detected
should be locked away by the government since they are absolutely guaranteed
to kill someone at some time (we just can't tell when darn it!). Or even if
not, the extra sleep we will get at night is worth it right?

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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