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Singularity levels and their limitations
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(12-14-2016, 11:02 PM)turoni Wrote: No human today would feel free if they were taken as a pet in the middle of their lives. Yet I think that if we were raised under such circumstances with no knowledge of ever being free we might not question this too much. Especially if they are pretty benevolent in what we may do.
If we knew our pets would be safe doing something we wouldn't restrict them from going out on their own and doing what they want.

Bear in mind that most of modosophont civilization in the setting may qualify as the 'pet' of the ruling archailect. Or maybe something closer to a tended garden of plants. The relationship also need not be anything like what we think of when we think 'pet and owner'.

As far as the issue of 'freedom' - Modosophonts in the sephirotics have vast amounts of freedom to do all kinds of things - but they also live in a world where transapients or archailects rule absolutely and can remake or destroy them at will and with no hope of resistance (although they rarely do so). Some people interpret that to mean that 'freedom' is impossible under transapient rule (or in proximity to them). Others disagree. Freedom may be a somewhat flexible concept all around. Or be a somewhat different thing from what we are used to in RL as well.

Todd
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RE: Singularity levels and their limitations - by Drashner1 - 12-15-2016, 11:48 AM

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