Re: [sl4] Uploading into a deterministic sim vs Many worlds

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 21:45:11 MDT

2008/10/27 Mike Dougherty <>:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:
>> In an unsophisticated way, infants and animals can anticipate their
>> deaths, since they formulate desires and plans, which would be
>> thwarted if they die. This can't be said for organisms without nervous
>> systems, nor for potential organisms that might never be realised.
> what about unborn infants and other animals which do not yet exist?
> Do they feel the pain of their probability of entering existence being
> reduced to zero?

No, they don't have any feelings, awareness, desires, plans,
consciousness, cognition or sense of self.

Stathis Papaioannou

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