Re: Hedonism

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 4 Oct 1996 12:35:38 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 3 Oct 1996, Michael Butler wrote:

> I might permit myself to be copied into a fast intellect-only form
> (as a sort of "guardian angel") if it seemed as if a lot of people I
> don't know and hence might be wise not to trust were getting themsleves
> uploaded as pure intellects. But that would be so I could keep an eye on
> them and fight them on their own turf if need be. (1/2 grin)

Sounds like a good idea (reminiscent of "forking"). Personally I would
probably spawn many different versions of myself, some with specialized
uses, some free to go wherever they want. One idea would be to create a
search agent version of myself - I know I have partially the right
mentality to do it, and with some brain hacking I might create a Anders
Agent that would be extremely happy looking for information on the Net
all the time.

> It's anybody's guess how I could keep my guardian angel interested
> in guarding me--I'd probably have to install something irrational like
> "loyalty" or "fondness" into it, and that might slow it down against
> some faster-on-the-draw "pure intellect". If so, bummer.

What about a kind of mental link, so that you share information? If
something bad happens to you it will feel your pain/fear/etc, and vice
versa (I personally think the angel should have the same rights to
protection from your side).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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