[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 18:16:06 UTC 2014

> ​​ Suppose you are informed that
>> you have a disease that causes you to die whenever you fall asleep at
>> night so that the person who wakes up in the morning is a completely
>> different Dan Ust who shares your memories. This has been happening
>> every day of your life, but you have only just found out about it.
>> Would this information worry you or make any difference to how you
>> live your life?
>> Absolutely YES.   It means that someone with my body and memories will
>> awake tomorrow but it will not be me.
Explain how things would be different if it had been you.

 > It means that I will die today.

It would also mean that for the first time in history one human being, Dan
Ust, has good evidence that nobody can tell if they're dead or alive, so
being dead is a matter of absolutely no importance.

  John K Clark
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