[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu May 28 13:47:04 UTC 2020

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 6:58 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>> Money is not going to be an issue. If we have duplicating machines good
>> enough to duplicate me then it can duplicate other things too, so I just
>> take my half of the assets and run them through the machine.
> *> Presumably your non-cash assets.  *

If I can assemble a luxury yacht from old junk cars or even from ore still
in the ground then if I want a yacht I don't need cash to get one.

> *> Even with just the laws we have today, duplicating currency would be
> illegal if you're not the government.*

You're presuming that after the singularity there will still be currency
and laws and government, but the only thing I know for sure about it is
matter duplicating machines will exist, everything else is unknown, that's
why it's called a Singularity.

> *> Works better with non-perishable goods: gold and platinum, not pork*

Actually it would work better with pork, Nanotechnology can pretty
efficiently extract rare elements from the ground but it can't directly
make them, however carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are very common
and if a machine can duplicate me it can duplicate a pig too.

John K Clark

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