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Singularity levels and their limitations
(12-12-2016, 12:49 AM)selden Wrote: One of the problems of that type of conversation is the question of whether or not it is self-conscious. In the OA environment there can be entities which can simulate all the actions of a conscious being but are not themselves self-conscious. This is a way to get around some of the ethical problems of slavery.

This issue can get even more thorny when you consider that at the S5 and above level you have entities who can think entire lifeforms, biospheres, sophonts, and civilizations into existence (sometimes in millions of iterations simultaneously) without even trying hard. And then erase them out of existence a moment later if/when their attention/interest turns to something else.

Some might find that horrifying - but it's not like the modos in the setting can do anything about it, either.


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RE: Singularity levels and their limitations - by Drashner1 - 12-12-2016, 01:15 AM

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