Suicide, Computers, Free will, Flame…

The creators of the super-evolved computer virus Flame starting sending a command script to some of the computers infected by it [1], that makes the virus commit “suicide” and destroy itself.

If being human is defined by having free will and if commiting suicide is the ultimate expression of that free will, then commiting suicide is the main way of expressing you being a human.

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But if computer viruses can do that, what is the meaning?

Could we be programmed to end our own lived? Could we be programmed to self-destruct? How can a self-conscious being decide to stop “being” ? Unless “being” and “not being” is a human-made distinction which is void of meaning…

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