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Old 03-22-2015, 07:16 AM   #1442
Flyndaran
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Default Re: THS Rogue Planet

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Originally Posted by jeff_wilson View Post
The fairly old VALENTINA: SOUL IN SAPPHIRE novel gets around this by having infomorphs spin off non-sapient partial images to scout into dangerous areas and send back memory frames
That seems like using lobotomized versions of yourself rather than just creating or using a pre-created optimized program. I don't see major ethical problems, it just gives me an odd, "huh?" feeling.
Oddly, it reminds me of a science fiction story where most animals go extinct for reasons I can't recall. So to keep farming practices, they genetically engineer humanoid analogues. And the interdimensional visitor has sex with a woman-cow because she looks like his former wife or something.
Thank you for unlocking the cage to that fuzzy memory.
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