Re: Consciousness/Uploading

Daniel Fabulich (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:20:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 6 Jul 1998, Randall R Randall wrote:

> This seems to me to be a very common
> mistake. :) The music *isn't* the "same";
> it is only very similar. That is, they are
> not really one piece of music, but two,
> that happen to differ only in location.
> They do differ, though.

Oh? How?

> I will agree with this. There is no way to tell
> the difference, if you are not aware that there
> are really two different CDs. Of course, if the
> CDs themselves are expected to be aware,
> then the first CD will never know it is "offline",
> any more than other dead people know that
> they are dead.

I feel like you're making the implicit presumption that if there are two of something, then they must be different; that two things cannot be the same. This seems weird to me.