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

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Comment author: Jayson_Virissimo2 27 December 2008 07:47:24AM 0 points [-]

"Why must destroying a conscious model be considered cruel if it wouldn't have even been created otherwise, and it died painlessly? I mean, I understand the visceral revulsion to this idea, but that sort of utilitarian ethos is the only one that makes sense to me rationally." -Anonymous Coward

Should your parents have the right to kill you now, if they do so painlessly? After all, if it wasn't for them, you wouldn't have been brought into existence anyway, so you would still come out ahead.