(urth) 5HC : Chinese boxes or tea chests?

Nathan Spears spearofsolomon at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 2 06:46:46 PST 2005

I'm not sure I get the "have to nuke the asteriod" bit.  If the computers ran off
solar energy than it would be a legimate problem, I suppose, although not for the
reasons they were aware of.  But don't you think that an entity which has
consciousness needs to be "self-aware" enough to make real decisions concerning its
own future?  Or were you saying that the computers destroyed the asteriod out of a
legitimate sense of self-preservation?

Chris, I would have gone with Platonic Plutonians: do the computers aspire to the
Form of Personhood?

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