[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu May 28 06:52:38 UTC 2020

On Thu, 28 May 2020 at 16:18, Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> "They would be two versions of the same person each with equal claim
> to being the original.... This is the conclusion reached in the early
> 90s on this list.... This subject was beaten to death long ago."
> This is still my conclusion, and yes this thing was beaten to death
> long ago. Not solved - there are those who disagree, and nothing will
> change their mind. But I tend to stay away from discussions of
> is-a-copy-really-you? and all that. Time and sci/tech will eventually
> tell.

Time and sci/tech will not tell, because there is no possible evidence that
will convince those who disagree. However, what would happen over time if
duplication became commonplace is that those who do not believe a copy is
really them would end up a disadvantaged minority and the belief would
eventually die out.

Stathis Papaioannou
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