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Anaesthetatron

Say your workplace installed a machine by the door as you come in every morning. Say this machine's function was to turn off your consciousness, leaving (say) the body motive and intelligent, in a weak-AI way. Say that your work did not suffer in the least from the process. Say that at 5:30pm your body steps into the machine again and you are returned to yourself, unbored and pleasantly exerted.

This Anaesthetatron is less hedonistic than Nozick's Experience Machine, but still full enough of unreality to give a lot of us the creeps. But how many of us would use the machine regardless, on how many of our days? What does it say about our jobs or our minds that we would?

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