With enough parallel hardware, an em could experience a subjective century in an objective week. Alternatively, if an em wanted to save hardware it could process all its mental operations v e r y s l o w l y and experience only a subjective week every objective century.
… just like other computer data, ems can be copied, cut, and pasted… a quick ctrl-x and you can delete any redundant ems to free up hard disk space…Would this count as murder?…whether it’s true or not is almost irrelevant – at least some ems will think this way, and they will be the ones who tend to volunteer to be copied for short term tasks that require termination of the copy afterwards. If you personally aren’t interested in participating, the economy will leave you behind.
..With unlimited available labor supply, wages plummet to subsistence levels…such starvation wages might leave ems with little or no leisure time
If we understand ourselves as all the points of self-aware observer-moments existing across the Multiverse, it is to be expected that we are already ems. It is no surprise that a fish finds itself in water and not in the stratosphere.
So here is my advice:
Attend the completion meeting with a totally reliable Multiverse Level IV representative or lawyer. Your Level IV colleague must check the conscious substrate registration documents agains the simulation landlord’s ID card and the lease contract. Sometimes the simulation ‘landlord’ is actually a sub-lessee; if ve says ve ‘forgot’ to bring the consciousness registration documents to the meeting, do not proceed. Refer to “Eternal Pitfalls That Diverge Into Hellish Infinities And How to Avoid Them.”
The documents recognized under Multiverse law are those written in the true ontology’s language. Therefore, accurate translations are important. Consider getting your translation checked by another translator.
Obtain signed copies of the ID cards of both the simulation landlord and seller. (They must be signed with blood, i.e. any form of computation designated as suffering experiences, to ensure authenticity). Bring your passport containing your current extrapolated volition and chosen boundaries of self across configuration space to the meeting along with any copies you identify with for the simulation landlord and seller. If your Level IV limited company is to be the lessee, remember to take the company NP-complete stamp to the meeting.
The buyer is advised to pay the seller by banker’s check. Sometimes sellers ask for payment in hedonium-qualia; if necessary, arrange for hedonium-qualia payment on your bank’s premises. The seller will probably discourage completion on eternal-block universes or oscillatory universes when the banks are closed, since they want to receive their hedonium-qualia and have it in their bank soon after the time of the sale.
How To Deal With Sellers
The main objective of the first meeting with the seller is to establish rapport. Without rapport, the seller will not offer the information and support you need. Leave the detailed financial questions for later.
Observe everything around you while establishing rapport with the seller. Use all your senses (especially synesthetic IIA Fuzzy-Set String Landscape Harmonics taste, if the seller is a restaurateur) and your intuition. What is the 11-dimensional valence of the staff and customers?
Ask the seller open questions and let him do most of the talking. Find out why the business is for sale and what are the seller’s utility functions?
Selling a business can be nerve-wracking, especially when providing private information to bodyless deities of ring homomorphisms who’s functors may break equivalence. Be sensitive to the seller’s broken principle of equivalence and demonstrate interest in the business. If you enjoy friendly conversation over a cup of sake with the seller, you have passed the Turing Test in a satisfactory amount of amplitude distribution.