[extropy-chat] Timeshifting

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 28 13:16:56 UTC 2004

--- Max M <maxm at mail.tele.dk> wrote:
> Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > Doesn't handle the reassembly of a human problem which seems
> > to be discussed in the recent "Time Travel" thread.  But
> > does raise the question of how much information about what
> > a person viewed, liked, did, genes (as Spike pointed out)
> > does one need before one gets something close enough to
> > the original that the differences don't matter?  For
> > example -- how much of my mind is based on movies I
> > have seen, on talk shows I have listened to, on books
> > I have read, etc.?
> I don't think you can recreate a person that way.
> When I think back on what has changed/shaped me I allways come to
> think some resonating ideas/experiences.
> Meaning that a few things has stuck in my mind, and made a serious 
> impact on how I have percieved the world from then on.

Coming out of a transport with the same attitudes is only one part of
the problem. "near enough to make no difference" could be as much as
eliminating all differences which would alter the individuals future or
possible futures as well. An increased risk of cancer from incompletely
reassembled DNA in some cells, for example, would result in a
significantly changed future for an individual.

Increasing risk of cancer by 1% each trip is a significant risk for a
regular traveller.

Mike Lorrey
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