Re: Can I kill a Copy? (long)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 06:04:26 MDT

<> wrote on Monday, May 08, 2000 1:17 AM,
> What I want to know is the explanation for wanting to have an opinion on
> killing a copy of one's self.

There have been many discussions about uploading our brains into younger
bodies. One of the common methods seems to be copying the brain data into
the new body and then killing the original body. Some of us claim that
killing the original is the same as the death we are trying to avoid.
Others claim that while there are two copies, killing the original isn't
really killing.

I am trying to explain why killing this current version of Harvey Newstrom
is not an acceptable way to give me immortality. Believe it or not, other
people are arguing that it is.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant,  Legal Hacker, Engineer, Research
Scientist, Author.

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