Re: Why qualia might matter

From: Emlyn (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 01:15:50 MST

Dan Fabulich wrote:
> Actually, even in the uploading case, it doesn't matter.
> Consider a situation where you're going to die, no matter what, in
> five minutes. You have the option, however, of sacrificing your life
> a minute early so that a very imperfect copy of you can be created and
> live on.
> So, either five minutes, no copy, or four minutes, with a copy. The
> choice to me seems clear, no matter WHAT your views on identity,
> qualia, and the effectiveness of immortality-via-backup are.

Why do I care if a copy lives on? Five minutes, you bet.

Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
Wizards of AU
"Australian IT Wizards - US Technology Leaders
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