[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 13:22:01 UTC 2014

On Friday, October 3, 2014, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> ​I think what is missing here is the idea of real death.  All body cells
> die.  All of them.  Yes, cells are replaced while you are living but there
> is a continuity effected by the still living ones.  If all cells are dead
> there is no continuity possible.

In what we normally understand as death, all the cells die and are not
replaced. But if the cells are replaced, that isn't death.

> What y'all seem to be saying is that if you could extract a copy of your
> memories, put them into hard drive, then download them into some other body
> or robot, then there are two yous​
> ​.  I say there is only one 'you' and if it is dead then it cannot awaken
> somewhere else.  A copy is not the original.

But you seem to think a copy *is* the original if it is replaced over time.
What basis do you have for making this distinction?

> The original premise of all this is, of course, impossible.  bill w​

Stathis Papaioannou
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