Re: [UPLOADING] Is an exact duplicate "me"?

Hara Ra (
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 00:02:19 -0700

>Harvey Newstrom:

>This might help me as well. It is the creation of two versions of me,
>each supposedly equally valid, and then the killing of one of them that
>bothers me. If every neuron of my brain were replaced by an artificial
>neuron, one at a time, I would feel like it was still me. It is the
>point at which we go to kill a sentient being that bothers me.
>(Especially when I am currently that sentient being

There's another option here. Instead of bang! make an independent copy, how about making a copy which is connected with the originial with a truly high bandwidth interface. So much so that it is one individual with two bodies. Now, gradually reduce the bandwidth.......

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