Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 08:03:53 MDT

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>I must say that I find this entire discussion extremely
>disturbing. As far as 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,
>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.)
>> How could a sentient, caring person live with themself knowing
>>they had murdered another person? Denial? That wasn't the "real"

>So you're basically of the "let's stake Angel" camp.
>I myself always thought that the whole guilt thing made no logical

That particular question was strictly rhetorical. The essense of my
argument is that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for


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