Forgotten memory

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 20 2001 - 10:01:13 MST

Actually, the quotation below is from Hal Finney, I think.

On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 01:50:13PM -0500, Smigrodzki, Rafal wrote:
> The second point is that if we manage to survive for a very long time,
> our situation may be much like Leonard's. If we reject the notion of
> stasis, for what is the point of living forever if you are in a rut,
> then we have to embrace change. And with enough change, inevitably
> the person you were before will be lost. While the memories may not
> be totally erased, still you will be effectively a different person and
> the memories might as well belong to someone else. Of course the time
> horizon will be much larger; unlike Leonard's 15 minutes, we may have
> a thousand subjective years of continuity. But beyond that threshold,
> we will not be the same person. Like Leonard, our life will be a series
> of time-bounded moments, with continuity and causality linking them,
> but no sense of common identity.

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