Re: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> worryingaboutthe brain

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 14:41:07 MDT

L B wrote:
> >
> > > If it's a separate backup, then it isn't you --
> > it's a copy of you.
> >
> > Uh, no. Assuming, there has been no fork, it's you
> Uh, pardon my ignorance, but if I made a backup copy
> of myself and I were still around, which one is me?
> Where would the unique me live? Would I have two
> vantage points at all times?
> Sorry if this is a stupid question.

If the copy is never concious, it is nothing but a static record of you
at some point in the past. If it is concious, it is its own entity with
its own conciousness and identity and experiences. Now, there is thought
about merging two copies with independent experiences back into each
other, but until this happens, each has their own vantage point, as much
as twin siblings do.

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