[ExI] essentialism and/or continuity
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Mon May 24 21:48:54 UTC 2010
Your body (including your brain) is made up of different matter
compared to a few months ago, but you still feel you are the same
person. The soul has magically flitted from one body to another.
I thought I felt somehow different and I now realize I'm actually an imposter!!
John : o
On 5/24/10, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 May 2010 12:53, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Interestingly, quantum teleportation necessarily destroys the
>> original, making it more like walking than classical teleportation.
> Indeed. The bottom line, however, is that *any* teleport procedure
> which produces apparently unaffected travellers at the other end
> (apparentlty for those who can only judge, that is third parties) is
> going to be considered, well, a teleport.
> But you might find the morning you have to leave to Japan somebody on
> your lawn, with a leaflet saying "Wait! If you go through that, your
> phisical body will be destroyed, you will be dead, and somebody else
> will take your place in the world".
> This certainly would give you pause. Then, when the alternative is to
> make your partner who is waiting you at the teleport station angry, to
> go through a 20-hours flight in the airport system, and look like a
> weirdo to most of your (apparently unaffected) friends, I suspect that
> you will end up saying, "what the hell".
> Stefano Vaj
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