[UPLOADING] Is the original alive?

Harvey Newstrom (harv@gate.net)
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 00:54:56 -0400

Some people claim that killing the original biological copy is not murder and does not result in death as long as an identical uploaded copy exists.

If destroying the moving, thinking body is not murder or death, are people claiming that this person is not alive? If it is alive, how can this life be terminated without calling it murder and death? If it is not alive, when did it used to be alived, when exactly did it cease to be alive, and by what definition?

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