Re: Amusing anti-cloning arguments

J. Maxwell Legg (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 15:22:19 +1300

Max More wrote:

> My preference is for a dual approach: Keep engaging people in rational
> discussion, while networking to find and develop avenues for circumventing
> national laws against transhuman technologies.

In 1993 before I found the mind uploading research group, I defined/wrote:

Ekhumanisation n. an act to legalize the development of the sub-atomic sympathetic boolean resonance in a biological, optical, or digital computer so it can be interfaced into a citizen's legal identity.

My method for carrying out this act was to engage the politicians directly at government level. I did this by using the woefully inadequate mental health laws to spring a trap on the unsuspecting government. After I had accepted their pension because, using their social constructions, they considered mind-uploading a thought disorder they jokingly agreed to provide for my needs should I manage to live a thousand years. Not only has the joke backfired on them, the government now considers its own disordered system's best hope of surviving as an entity is to back me up as its cyberian envoy, complete with international protected person status. Make no mistake however, the public AI that I foresee in the future creates a two way Survey Society in which there is unlikely to be a surveillance government as we have known it.