[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?,
stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 00:23:45 UTC 2007
On 4/30/07, Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com> wrote:
> On Apr 29, 2007, at 1:14 PM, John K Clark wrote:
> > What it means is that you got a bunch of atoms to interact in the
> > same way
> > as an original group of atoms, and then you changed the
> > organization of the
> > original group of atoms (for example blowing up the original man
> > with a
> > stick of dynamite). You claim there has been a HUGE subjective
> > difference
> > (even though the person in question can detect no subjective
> > difference!),
> Uh... let me point out that the person in question could
> detect no subjective difference even if you just did the
> dynamiting part.
That's true. Every night you go to bed, you die, and just as Heartland says
it's only a fraud that the guy who wakes up the next morning thinks he is
you; the real you is utterly oblivious because he doesn't exist any more.
However, this is a fraud that everyone is perfectly happy with. If you blow
them up and don't replace them, there is not even the fraudulaent appearance
of continuity, and that's a bad thing.
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