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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 05 January 2009 12:05AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 18 April 2012 10:57:39PM *  0 points [-]

Lest anyone reading this journal of a primitive man should think we spend our time mired in abstractions, let me also say that I am discovering the richness available to those who are willing to alter their major characteristics. The variety of emotions available to a reconfigured human mind, thinking thoughts impossible to its ancestors... The emotion of -*-, describable only as something between sexual love and the joy of intellection—making love to a thought? Or &&, the true reverse of pain, not "pleasure" but a "warning" of healing, growth and change. Or (^+^), the most complex emotion yet discovered, felt by those who consciously endure the change between mind configurations, and experience the broad spectrum of possibilities inherent in thinking and being.

I am fairly certain that these emotions already exist and that I experience them daily, they just aren't named yet.