Re: Leslie's "The End of the World" (was Re: Does anybody know t
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 03:58:08 -0700 (PDT)

Nick Bostrom [] wrote:
>And under these assumptions you should also be more likely to inhabit
>a later stage of the body of the person who will transcend. Given
>that you inhabit an early body-segment, you are no more likely than
>anybody else to become the Superbeing. (And this might even be
>evidence against the hypothesis that there will be such a

But this is where I think this argument is fundamentally wrong. I can't inhabit a later body-segment without having inhabited all earlier segments and having memories of it (or some problem which destroys those memories).