[extropy-chat] Avoid Too Much Change

Randall Randall 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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