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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 December 2008 01:47AM

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Comment author: Martin4 27 December 2008 05:40:31AM 6 points [-]

I end up with the slightly disturbing thought that killing ppl by taking them out in an instant, and without anyone every knowing they were there does not necesarry seem to be inherently evil.

We always 'kill' part of ourself by making decisions and not developing in a different way than we do.

What if we would simulate a bunch of decisions for some recognizable amount of time and then wipe out every copy except from the one we prefer in the end?

Maybe all the ppl. in stories you make up are simulated entities too. And if you dont write the story down, or tell anyone in enough detail they die with you.

Confused,

Martin

Comment author: taryneast 13 June 2011 10:12:47AM 2 points [-]

And if you dont write the story down, or tell anyone in enough detail they die with you.

Hmmm, a point in favour of The Ring ? :)