[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?.
John K Clark
jonkc at att.net
Mon Apr 30 19:54:35 UTC 2007
"Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com>
> *Obviously* Randall2 thinks (or at least feels) he's
continuous with the original. Surely nobody disputes this. It's part of the
definition of "perfect copy."
> The only matter at stake is whether R1 should object to being obliterated
> and replaced by R2...n. I would
I know you would object, and so would most members of this list and
virtually all members of the general public; but I also know one other
thing, you would not object if you didn't know it was happening, and unless
I was foolish enough to tell you you'd have absolutely no way of knowing it
Note to cryonics advocates: Forget about the elaborate instructions on how
you wish to be revived, If Mr. Jupiter Brain can think of a reason he should
bother to bring you back at all it will be as an upload, and there are no
ifs ands or buts about it. If he knows you're superstitious about that sort
of thing and is kind he just won't tell you.
And another thing, Damien, in your above statement you didn't specify
exactly what was being "replaced"; but no matter, I already know what it is,
atoms. Tell me, every time you take a piss do you get all nostalgic over all
those lovely little atoms of yours going down the toilet.
I am absolutely certain I'm right about this, but of course being certain is
no guarantee of being correct; but in one sense it doesn't matter. As I said
before right or wrong my way of thinking is that of the future, your way
will be extinct in 50 years or less.
John K Clark
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