Re: [sl4] Re: Uploads coming first would be good, right?

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Tue Feb 10 2009 - 03:32:25 MST

> If tomorrow a copy of you is made then there would be 2 bodies but still
> only one Stuart Armstrong. After many many trillions of Plank time units
> (not just one I think)

Tsh, one, a trillion... who's counting these things? :-)

> it's true you will start to diverge from your
> copy and the two of you would no longer be the same person, but you'd
> both still be the Stuart Armstrong of today because you'd both remember
> being him.

We now agree: they WERE the same person (in the sense that you
yesterday is the same as you today) but they ARE different people (in
the sense that two twins are not the same person).

> What's so hard to understand about that?

About that? Nothing at all. About your extended analogies about copies
receiving the same input in symetric rooms... those were clear as mud
in terms of the point they were trying to make.

Stuart, alpha one

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