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Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 03 September 2011 06:06:16PM 0 points [-]

To those having trouble imagining what to do with something that comes up positive: A snapshot is not conscious. I think we can agree on that. It is allowing the model to run that would make it conscious. So you make the warning functions detect snapshots that if run would be conscious (without running them). If it would be conscious, you can delete or modify it as you please to avoid making it actually be conscious.

Comment author: MugaSofer 14 January 2013 03:26:49PM -1 points [-]

A snapshot is not conscious. I think we can agree on that [...] you can delete or modify it as you please to avoid making it actually be conscious.

You know, I'm not sure I agree. Imagine "deleting or modifying as you please" a person in cryogenic suspension, for example. They're not conscious, in the sense that they're not thinking, but destroying them is still Sad.