[ExI] [tt] Identity thread again

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 06:17:02 UTC 2015

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:25 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at  Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > there will be a trade off between spawning independently goal-oriented
>> processes (copies) and running non-sentient optimization and search
>> processes.
> You may create a copy of yourself to accomplish some specific sub-goal and
> after that has been accomplished you might want him to self destruct.
> However given the fact that he's identical to you as soon as he's created
> he would think it's a much better idea if you not him accomplish the
> sub-goal and then self destruct. In fact he might insist and sincerely
> believe that he is the original and you are the copy and it might be
> exceedingly difficult to convince him that is not the case. Actually it
> doesn't matter which is the original and which is the copy because they are
> identical.

### Well, I don't know about your copies, but my copy, after looking up its
location and determining it is a copy created to accomplish a goal, would
self-destruct in accordance with the decision that I, a mind identical to
it, made before being copying.

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