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Old June 5 2013, 11:54 AM   #37
Re: Morality and the Holodeck - slightly different question

I really think if someone's likeness is being used in a holoprogram, the subject should know.

I mean, really?

Let's play out the scenario. I'm now reporting that I have purchased a sex doll looking exactly like you, based on perfectly legal photographs I have taken of you, a set of measurements your tailor perfectly legally gave me, and very detailed interviews of your ex-girlfriends. I have dressed you up as Sheriff of Nottingham in a tableau including other fellow TrekBBS members, and every Tuesday night I play a little scene where I get to be Robin Hood, make all of you look like fools, and get Maid Marion (fashioned in the likeness of T'Bonz, of course).

Are you happier now that you are well informed?

if you simulate a child being abused, you can be arrested (or at least I think that is the case).
In some places, it might be. But that doesn't involve privacy in any way - the supposed arrest would take place even if the simulation bore no resemblance to any existing child, and indeed was not based on anybody in particular.

Timo Saloniemi
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