[ExI] The Upload Game

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 07:52:50 UTC 2008

> Lee replied:
>  > Not so. Everything about them is COMPLETELY
>  > IDENTICAL.  From the point of view of physics,
>  > just how can you say that there are now *two*
>  > people?  As soon as a copy of a book is made,
>  > are there now two books?  In the *important*
>  > sense, there is just one book (the information is
>  > what is important, not the substrate!).

What if no one reads the book, ie: it stays on the shelf? Saying the
information is important begs the question, why do you need runtime?

(I don't know the answer to this)



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