RE: One third of my students would upload

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 17:20:38 MST

>From: "mez" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: One third of my students would upload
>Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 11:57:59 -0800
>Interesting. Did the other 10 give any indication of why they would not
>upload? Given that the original remained intact, I am somewhat surprised
>that so many would turn the offer down.
> From: Robin Hanson
> This last week I told my microeconomics students about
> some of the economics of uploading this week. I asked
> how many of them would be willing to make an upload
> copy of themselves (assuming their original remained intact).
> Five out of fifteen of them said they would.

I wouldn't upload whether the original was left intact or not.
If the original is not left intact - then what's the point? I am leaving
ever thought and a duplicate of my consciousness behind for the world, but
for me it does nothing.
If the original (me) is left intact, then this creates a number of legal
issues between me and the duplicate, and even if those are resolved there
are problems for me if I had a duplicate walking around. Right now, I pretty
much have a monopoly on all my ideas. Much of my future success in
implementing them depends on someone else not beating me to it. If there's
another me, he may beat me to it.

Zeb Haradon (
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