Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 15:48:39 MST

Bret Kulakovich wrote:
> Not counting the lapse between shutdown and restart spent inert. So
> cryonics could be arguably threaded or patterned - I don't think we'll
> know until it happens. The bulb is out for a very long time before the
> power is restored.

What difference does it make if it is 10^40 planck increments between
when your neurons fire, or 10^53 planck increments between your cryonic
suspension and revival? You and your wacky anthropomorphic notions
about "short times" and "long times". To physics your brain is a
motionless statue with neurons firing only on a timescale of aeons.
Even so, you live.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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