Re: Copying nonsense (was Re: [sl4] Uploading (was : goals of AI))

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Thu Dec 10 2009 - 18:46:45 MST

2009/12/11 Bradley Thomas <>:
>>There is no exact definition.
> I think there needs to be, otherwise how do we know what we're talking about
> when we refer to experiences as being "subjectively connected"?

Three experiences S1, S2, S3 are subjectively connected if S2
remembers S1 and S3 remembers S2, even though S3 may not remember S1.
In this way a person can be defined as a series of subjectively
connected experiences. However, I don't think it is possible to make
this definition *exact* if we consider events that cause subjective
discontinuities, such as copying with partial memory loss or memory

Stathis Papaioannou

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