Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 23:28:09 MDT

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes:
> I must say that I find this entire discussion extremely disturbing. As far as

Disturbing it may be, but so is life. You have to evaluate things sans

> I'm concerned, pain and coercion and death are bad things, period, and there
> is nothing that can flip that negative to a positive. There may or may not be
> a place for the death penalty in modern society on grounds of deterrence;
> there is *no* place in *any* ethical mind for hatred. In a Sysop Scenario,

If your Sysop is not coercive, I don't know what is. It even
persecutes thought crime: Thou Shalt Not Think Bad Thoughts, Orelse I
Censor Thy Mind.

> there is no need, and therefore no place, for the death penalty - or mental
> revision, or so much as a slap across the face - for crimes committed
> pre-Sysop. (Murdering someone post-Sysop is impossible without explicit
> consent, of course.)

I wonder whether *anything* is possible, post-Sysop. Sounds extremely
Teletubbyland to me.

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