[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?
protokol2020 at gmail.com
Wed May 27 07:59:04 UTC 2020
There is no fundamental difference between tomorrow-me, today-me, and
yesterday-me. Likewise, there is no difference between here-me and
over-there-me.Today-me can send a signal to tomorrow-me, but not to the
yesterday-me. In the case of a bad memory not even to the tomorrow-me.
All those mes are just co-incarnations (or re-incarnations) of each other.
With some perfect memory copies or without them, with a wide or narrow or
no communication channel at all.
Which has some weird implications to swallow, but that's that.
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 8:09 AM Jason Resch via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Here is a purported proof in the affirmative:
> And a nice story to accompany it:
> On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 2:37 PM Ben via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> OK, I've still not heard anything from anyone who subscribes to the 'a
>> copy of you is not you' school of thought, about my 'amoeba' question,
>> Any takers?
>> To reiterate the question:
>> If an entire person could be replicated in a similar way to how an
>> amoeba reproduces (every organelle in every cell is reproduced and
>> randomly assigned to one of two daughter cells, which then separate,
>> maintaining all the relationships with all the other cells in the
>> relevant daughter organism) how would you regard the two resultant people?
>> Would they be two completely new people, unrelated to the original (who
>> could now be regarded as dead), would they be two versions of the same
>> person, each with an equally valid claim to be 'the original' (just as I
>> can claim to be the 'original me' of 10 minutes ago), or would they be
>> something else I've not thought about?
>> Or is this thought experiment somehow flawed, and not relevant to the
>> Any opinions?
>> Ben Zaiboc
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