[extropy-chat] Cryonics and uploading

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sat Jan 28 17:53:06 UTC 2006

"Heartland" <velvethum at hotmail.com>
> If I like chocolate (and I do :)) and and my brain has been scanned
> destructively in order to make a copy then it's the copy that will
> experience the pleasure of eating chocolate, not me.

But unknown to you I made a destructive copy of you last night, but you
still like chocolate. After that I decided to make a destructive copy of you
ever minute, but you still like chocolate. For the last half hour I have
been making a destructive copy of you every nanosecond, but nevertheless
something has continued, something still likes chocolate. I think that
something is you.

And this is not just a thought experiment, like it or not you are
undergoing a destructive copying process every day of your life. Nearly
every one of your atoms is different from the ones you had 6 months ago.

  John K Clark

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