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

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sun Apr 29 16:45:18 UTC 2007

"Lee Corbin" <lcorbin at rawbw.com>

> I happened one day to imagine a machine that made a perfect copy,
> or a teleporter that didn't destroy the original. There seemed to be
>  a peculiar, insoluable dilemma:  which one would I be, the copy
> or the original?

They would both always be you, but after they started having different
experiences they would not be each other. There is no paradox here, no
insoluble dilemma, it's just an unusual situation; unusual because up to now
teleporter machines of that sort are rather rare.  Of course once these
machines become common some grammatical changes in the use of words like "I"
and "you" would probably be in order.

  John K Clark

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