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

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Tue Mar 03 2009 - 03:57:37 MST

2009/3/3 John K Clark <>:

> And you will have even less memory of it if you are not the survivor.
> Forget teleportation, if you walk into a torture chamber you will
> remember none of the subsequent events after they’ve finished
> disemboweling you. Nevertheless I’d prefer not to walk into that
> chamber; but that’s just me,
> there’s no arguing over matters of taste.
> A good thought experiment should examine an idea of illustrate a point;
> I can’t see how this torture the original and pamper the copy business
> (or the other way around) can do either.

At the point of teleportation you have a 1/2 chance of experiencing,
say, either 5 minutes of torture and then dying or life carrying on as
usual at your desired destination. I would say that was a bad deal,
unless you were going to be killed or tortured anyway if you didn't
teleport this way. On the other hand, if the teleporter instantly
killed the original (basically what destructive teleportation is
supposed to be) there would be no problem.

Stathis Papaioannou

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