Re: Identity

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Sun, 22 Nov 1998 14:00:52 -0800

Identical in parallel

I have a thought experiment along theses lines which I would Like input on

If I appear in a room with an identical of me in a perfectly symmetrical room in a perfectly symmetrical situation, what can I do to label myself as different? i.e. how long will I stay in parallel when are minds are no longer connected as one.

>John Clark wrote:
>If there were 10 identical copies of me running in parallel and I had a machine
>that would pick one copy at random to survive and at the same instant destroy
>the other 9 copies then I wouldn't mind pushing the button. The other 9 John
>Clarks would of course have exactly the same opinion.