June 28, 2013

Being nice to virtual life

Requiem for a NeedleWould it be evil to build a functional brain inside a computer? - George Dvorsky blogs about my talk at GF2045 about brain emulation ethics.

Here is a draft of the paper on which my talk was based.

The important thing is to realize that (1) uncertainty about the moral standing of something still allows for precautionary care, (2) not everything that looks like a rights-holder is one, and (3) we can actually do some pretty impressive pain-reduction in software emulations.

Posted by Anders3 at June 28, 2013 02:12 PM