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

Date: Wed Mar 04 2009 - 03:50:33 MST

Thanks for your concise summary. I accept both your points.

I'm sure then that it's already been asked what happens if two copies are created at the same time, in which one will I continue to experience?

The world would say 'both', but I cannot experience being in two bodies at the same time.


---- Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:
> 2009/3/4 <>:
> > Please excuse me if this has been done to death,
> Actually, it has been repeatedly discussed on this and many other
> lists, and although some never tire of this important topic others get
> annoyed and might even demand the thread be terminated.
> > but I think focusing on the question of whether there is a thing called a consciousness clouds the issue.
> >
> > I think the question is about a continuity of experience.
> >
> > To the rest of the world there's no difference, but how could somebody make me believe that my experience would not just cease as I am physically destroyed?
> Your experience would cease, but it would kick in again when your copy
> is fired up. This is what happens when you walk from A to B: you
> disappear from the universe at A, and some time later your copy
> appears at B and has much the same experiences as the original at A.
> Objection: walking retains the same matter.
> Response: metabolic processes replace most of the matter in your body
> over months, and you still feel that you're the same person.
> Objection: there is continuity of consciousness in the intermediate
> stages as you walk from A to B.
> Response: not if you are anaesthetised and carried.
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou

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