[extropy-chat] Avoid Too Much Change
randall at randallsquared.com
Sun Apr 8 22:29:11 UTC 2007
On Apr 8, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> But you probably have a lot more in common with Max More than you
> do with your infant self. This example is one more reason why there
> is no "truth of the matter" about continuity of personal identity
> from moment to moment. Like free will, it's an illusion which is
> very important to maintain, otherwise we will be unhappy.
Well... *someone* will be unhappy. Whether *we* will is the
heart of the matter, isn't it?
Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com>
"This is a fascinating question, right up there with whether rocks
fall because of gravity or being dropped, and whether 3+5=5+3
because addition is commutative or because they both equal 8."
- Scott Aaronson
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