[ExI] Destructive uploading.

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 20:06:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Kelly Anderson  wrote:
> I like to think of it as multiple threads of execution, perhaps even
> distributed to different physical computers. When the threads are
> merged later, you just have new memory of having done two different
> things yesterday. It would be weird at first, but I think we could get
> use to remembering two yesterdays, or twenty. It would probably be
> perceived initially as yesterday, and the day before yesterday....
> which would be confusing, but I think we could adapt to that pretty
> quickly. If the new me looks like the old me, or is in VR only, then I
> think others would adapt to that as well, but there would still be a
> unique "real" you in the perception of most people.

What you are describing will probably be a very temporary phenomenon.
When uploading and merging becomes possible, we and our environment
will be changing rapidly.

I suspect that merging multiple versions will quickly produce a
hive-mind type of entity. Economies of scale, etc. Why stick with
merging two versions when you are competing with entities with
thousands or millions of merged IDs?

 If you do choose to remain alone, you will quickly be swamped by the
more powerful Minds.


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