I don't understand why wireheading is almost universally considered worse than death, or at least really really negative.

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Some people value "actual things" being achieved by entities and like Slackson implied a society of wireheads takes away resources and has opportunity costs.

1JQuinton6yI think the big fear is stasis. In each case you're put in a certain state of being without any recourse to get out of it, but wireheading seems to be like a state of living death.
1DefectiveAlgorithm6ySpeaking for myself, I consider wireheading to be very negative, but better than information-theoretic death, and better than a number of scenarios I can think of.

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