[extropy-chat] Cryonics and uploading
bret at bonfireproductions.com
Thu Jan 26 17:07:11 UTC 2006
>> Lets jump forward and assume perfects - we quantum entangle a
>> brain into a cubic 20cm box. It is a perfect and exact copy. Good
>> But even though it is a duplicate of the original, it is not the
>> original, no matter how perfect.
> On Jan 26, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Russell Wallace wrote:
> Okay, so you hold the thread view of identity, fair enough.
Tut-tut! I said no such thing!
If I duplicate item A perfectly in every sense as indicated, it is at
the very best item A1. It is not item A, since Item A is sitting
right there next to it, distinct and separate in every sense. A third
copy would be A3, and so on, copying does not automatically mean
> But no, neither view has anything to do with that. If you're going
> to try to relate the pattern view to classical philosophy, you
> should call it not dualist but Platonist
And snub Descartes? He's the best thing Uploading (with a capital U)
has going for it right now. If true I could remove my world-point-of-
view from within my skull - pop it out like a Lego™ - and plug it
into something else - we're golden!
>  Barbaric abuse of language, I know, are there any better short
> terms for people who subscribe to the thread versus pattern views
> of identity? I tried the "-ist" version and it looked even worse.
I won't tell if you won't tell. How else will etymology evolve?
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