[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed?
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
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