[ExI] [tt] Identity thread again

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 22:00:23 UTC 2015

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 1:34 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 March 2015 at 12:42, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> <snip>
> > ### I won't accept any attempts to deny me the right to replace my own
> human
> > flesh with technology, whether based on some fictitious arguments about
> my
> > identity or not. What you want to do with yours is your problem, just
> stay
> > away from mine, will you?
> >
> So long as there is only one identity (human, robot, upload, etc.)
> that thinks it is Rafal, then I don't see a problem.  But if you are
> thinking about thousands of versions, competing to build the 'best'
> Rafal, then there is a problem.

### Why? Copy-clans engaging in cooperative self-improvement sound like a
great idea. Probably there wouldn't be one "best" me but rather hundreds of
various specialized versions, probably buying and selling cognitive modules
from other clans.

> Who owns the original identity? (And all its rights and possessions).
> And if everybody does this..........

### Many approaches could be taken to constructing the legal system dealing
with copies. Finding rules that work doesn't seem like a complicated
problem, although finding the most efficient rules might take some effort.

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