[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Thu May 28 07:17:47 UTC 2020

On 27/05/2020 23:48, SR Ballard wrote:
> Then there are no copies.
> SR Ballard
>> On May 27, 2020, at 1:37 PM, Ben via extropy-chat<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>  wrote:
>>> On 27/05/2020 17:33, SR Ballard wrote:
>>> If the mother-copy is destroyed and two daughter-copies are created
>> This is the kind of thinking I'm trying to get away from.
>> In what sense is the mother-copy destroyed? All of it's original molecules are still there (albeit randomly distributed between the two daughter-bodies), all of the information is preserved (x2, now), so where is the destruction? I see none at all.
>> -- 
>> Ben Zaiboc

No copies? OK, I'm fine with that, but there are two somethings when 
before there was one. What do we call them? And how do we regard them?

Ben Zaiboc

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