[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?.

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Apr 29 00:02:50 UTC 2007

At 07:10 PM 4/28/2007 -0400, Randall Randall wrote:

> > But the logical ramification of your (not Heartland's) belief
> > is that if you were replaced by a copy that we made ten
> > minutes ago, your number would be up, you'd be dead, and this other
> > Randall who is not you would inherit your
> > life. Right?
>Assuming "replaced" is a euphemism for "killed and replaced",

Randall's answer must so *obviously* be "yes" that I can't begin to 
understand how anyone can deny it (as I've been saying here for more 
than a decade). But given that John Clark and others are so insistent 
that confirming this obvious point requires one to assert the reality 
of a soul (whatever that would be), I find myself driven toward 
considering that possibility. It would be amusing if some day I find 
that I have to thank John and the others for hounding me against my 
will--but with dog's grace, no doubt--into that dualistic 
metaphysical position.

Damien Broderick 

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