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35 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 September 2007 08:01PM

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Comment author: TGGP3 05 September 2007 02:18:55AM 1 point [-]

"God and the gods were apparitions of observation, judgment and punishment. Other sentiments towards them were secondary. The human organism always worships. First, it was the gods, then it was fame (the observation and judgment of others), next it will be self-aware systems you have built to realize truly omnipresent observation and judgment. The individual desires judgment. Without that desire, the cohesion of groups is impossible, and so is civilization." --- A reply to anonymous from a fictional character

Comment author: SpaceFrank 01 February 2012 10:14:49PM 0 points [-]

Such a great game. Seeing this makes me want to play it again, having discovered this site and done some actual reading on transhumanism and AI. It might change the choice I'd make at the end...

Of course, this goes even further than just proving the old saying about Deus Ex, considering you never even mentioned the title!

I know this is a serious necro-post, but I felt compelled.