Re: Continuity of identity, was: Moravec article available

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 14:01:06 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

> Ken Clements wrote:
> > So, what do you upload, when you upload?
> What else do you have but the then you? Comparing the old you and the new you is
> not possible, unless you can travel in time, at which point the physical fact
> that there is a new you and an old you makes you physically two discrete
> individuals. ...

I did not ask which one you upload, I asked "what do you upload when you upload?"
What exactly is this "then you" mentioned above? What is it made of? Zero equated
some unspecified amount of change with death. Perhaps if I knew the composition of
the "then you" and the context transformation involved in the upload, I could make a
judgment call on Zero's assertion. I suspect that the general concept of uploading
is not logically consistent. That does not mean that I have a problem with the
technical feasibility of readout and simulation, so do not jump on me about all
that. Perhaps folks on this list will think about this and help me understand:

What do you upload, when you upload?


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