Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 15:32:53 MST

On 1/27/06, Michael <> wrote:
> Another variety of thread veiw.
> Is that the thread of consciousness, continues through all future entities
> that you have power over.
> This is basicall;, you are (or you should have moral obligation to) all
> the future entitys that you have power over.
> So when copy of you is uploaded since you determined how it would be you,
> had power over it. An it is you.

Okay; this would seem to be a version of the "immortality through one's
works" view.

In the patternist veiw , could additive change be different than revisive
> change, if you became a god by merely adding to your existing self - then
> would it be you?

It might. For example, an entity that was me with added intelligence but
preserving my core values, would have a better claim on being "still me"
than an entity which differed in those core values.

And russel would you veiw a static utopia, where you loop continuously
> desirable?

I wouldn't view a static utopia as desirable. Whether a continuous loop
could reasonably be called "static" depends on the length of the loop
(consider for example a loop of length 2^N where N is the number of bits
describing a particular mind state within some broad category).

- Russell

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