[extropy-chat] Evidence for the self surviving brain disassembly?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Apr 1 18:07:39 UTC 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:38:38AM -0800, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> As a suggestion to Brett and Eugen.  You might want to
> place less emphasis on the quantum level.  I wake up

I'm using the quantum identity as a litmus test to weed out the hopeless
cases, or at least to soften up their line of defenses. For whatever reason
they insist to include the translational degree of freedom as component of
identity. Telling them that nature doesn't accept that as an argument, and
insists to use external systems/observers to encode that extra bit of info
goes a long way.

> every day and am more or less "Robert".  Identity/self
> is going on at the neurostructural and neurochemical level
> not the quantum level.  My quantum state is very different

I already mentioned that the system noise floor make quantum identity a red
herring. But, it's still a useful in an argument.

> when I wake up from when I went to sleep.  I'm sure Anders
> could comment on this to a degree if he is following the
> conversation.


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