Re: Continuity of identity, was: Moravec article available

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 21:22:46 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:

> What I am fairly certain of is that
> the essence of what is uploaded will be your mental existence as it is at
> the instant of uploading. But as I've said before, that mental existence
> will immediately begin to change upon the having of its first independent
> mental experience. Does this answer your question?

Well, this would indicate that uploading is the same as designing and building
your basic autonomous thinking machine, just based on some design information
you happen to have at hand. If that is all there is, what does it have to do
with continuity of identity? Why would you want to do so when you could spend a
bit more effort casting around for some better design base (or at least I


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