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.

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…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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