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21 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: James_D._Miller 25 December 2008 04:16:07PM 7 points [-]

You are forgetting about "Werewolf Contracts" in the Golden Age. Under these contracts you can appoint someone who can "use force, if necessary, to keep the subscribing party away from addictions, bad nanomachines, bad dreams or other self-imposed mental alterations."

If you sign such a contract then, unlike what you wrote, it's not true that "one moment of weakness is enough to betray you."