Re: How To Live In A Simulation

From: Mikael Johansson (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 01:48:14 MST

> 2) Lee Corbin obviously has no trouble with this situation.
> He can fork himself, and the new version will have full
> citizenship rights, but if he's really serious in what he
> says [I am], the less efficient version will simply commit
> suicide and merge resources with the more efficient version.
> (And not because he planned it that way or installed mental
> coercions in the new copy, which might be illegal; but
> because he really doesn't care.)
> Eliezer's point applies to you: what if your physical
> body must now be destoryed in order to give 10^9 versions
> of yourself---some of whom are exactly isomorphic to you
> at this moment---the resources they require? If you
> understand the principle that "duplicates are self",
> you won't have any trouble with this. If you don't,
> then "you" simply will be missing out on a lot!

Wow! Even _exactly_isomorphic_?

Hey, I'd settle for 'within my identity tube' (post about phase-spaces and
identity coming up...); id est close enough to myself for me to acknowledge
it. It doesn't _have_ to be _exactly_isomorphic_ to be good -- it only has
to be close enough.

> Lee Corbin

// Mikael Johansson

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