RE: neo-luddites are "US Taliban" (was Re: "Cloning Breakthrough " not one)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 12:01:15 MST

> "If everyone has a back-up then the "suicide" bomber would presumably not be
> guilty of murder, but only of property damage."
> Is it me or does this conversation seem to be skipping the important point
> that the backup is not me, but a copy of me.

We're not skipping the point, we're just denying that it's important.
I, for one, cannot see the slightest value in "continuity of
consciousness", whatever that is. How is being destroyed and restored
from a backup any different from the perfectly ordinary experience of
taking a whack on the head a waking up a few minutes later?

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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