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

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Mon Mar 02 2009 - 09:54:11 MST

> My point is that we ACTIVELY DECIDE which future entities fit into our
> utility functions in the role of "my future self". There isn't a
> bright line labeled "self" in the world - it's all atoms underneath.

I remember arguing with yudkowsky about this once, on IRC, and he said he
DID believe in the magical thread of consciousness, because without it the
foundations of baysian logic fall apart or something like that. I asked him
to elaborate but he said he didn't have time.

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