Re: Can I kill a Copy? (long)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 22:00:36 MDT

>From: Eugene Leitl <>
>An exact replica of you (you do realize what that means, don't you?)
>is you. This means, there are two instances of you, both being in the
>exact the same state. As long as they don't bifurcate, I don't see why
>you can't delete one of them.

An exact replica of me is only me until the replication process is complete.
  The instant that the copy of me has an independent experience, it is no
longer me.

But even assuming your logic, lets assume we made an exact replica of you.
Now we have two of you, right. So according to your thinking, we can now
kill you off, and let the copy go on living your life, and you'd have no
problem with that, right?


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