[extropy-chat] Probability of identity

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 03:46:42 UTC 2006

On 10/11/06, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know what the break-even point is on the value of existentially
> "free" threads compared to hell-constrained threads, but it seems obvious
> that the Satanic motivation for this thought puzzle would violate any
> promise to clone only a minimal number of copies where this ratio would be
> in your favor.  So I will assume that 999 extra copies is sufficiently many
> extra threads of subjective Hell to outweigh the value of your meager
> singular 'free' experience.

Oh, I agree. In this case though I'm trying to analyze, not the ethical
issues, but the philosophical problem this paradox seems to cause with
regard to the question of how we can make predictions in an infinite

If the RIAA can protect the pattern of bits that make up a CD, surely we
> must be allowed to protect the pattern of our own neural algorithms.  This
> puts a new spin on the term "Intellectual Property."

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