> > Are you telling me that if you looked
> > down
> > right now and saw "#87" on your name tag you'd cheerfully put a gun
> > to your head? If so I wouldn't go so far as to call your decision
> > irrational, life is not more rational than death, it's just that death
> > is not
> > my cup of tea. To each their own.
> You've just told me that 10 hour amnesia equals death. Does
> 1=1,000,000? Would I look at my name tag and commit suicide -
> Absolutely not! Would I look at my name tag and commit 10 hour
> amnesia - Yes, in a clock cycle. This of course presumes that I have
> a stronger desire not to diverge multiple copies than I do to not
> commit 10 hour amnesia.
This is obviously a personal issue. Different people will have different results, you can't apply a blanket conclusion about the issue because it is based upon mental aspects of a person before he/she is copied.
If you believe that a copy of you couldn't commit suicide, then your copy
would also have that belief, and it will become true.
If, however, you believe your copy could commit suicide, then your copy
If, however, you believe your copy could commit suicide, then your copywould also have the same belief, and it will become true.
As far as I can tell, my conclusion of inconclusivenes is entirely correct and based upon logic.
Whether a clone could commit suicide is entirely based upon the personal belief of the individual before he/she is clone. Clones of some people will voluntarily die off, clones of other people would not. I for one have trouble just keeping the original of me from voluntarily dying off.
As they say, results may vary.
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