Re: [UPLOADING] Is the original alive?

Harvey Newstrom (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 09:54:38 -0400

Hal Finney <> wrote:
> I would say that the consciousness of "the person" resides equally in the
> copy and in the upload (so long as they are synchronized; once they get
> out of sync they are not the same, of course). Hence stopping one of
> them does not stop the consciousness of the person.
> So in your example, I'd say that the body and brain is alive, but that
> killing it does not kill the person, because the person encompasses more
> than that body.

You didn't answer the question. You said before you shoot it, the body and brain are alive. After you shoot it, are the body and brain still alive?

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