Personally, I want guaranteed unlimited time. Since that is not likely to
happen, I will settle for indeterminate time. As long as I am aware and
continuing to experience, I am happy. If I see that my time is about to
end and that I will cease to function at some future time, I will do
everything in my power to avoid that specific event.
The book cannot experience life. It cannot try to avoid a future event.
It has no sensory input. It doesn't move, change, reproduce, respond, make
decisions, possess intelligence, process input, or have any attribute that
I would consider alive.
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