On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Dickey, Michael F wrote:
> Is it me or does this conversation seem to be skipping the important
> point that the backup is not me, but a copy of me. And that if I die,
> even if a backup lives on, there is no continuity of conscioussness.
The archives are full of dismembred, charred corpses from past
"discussions" over that matter. There's no definite answer as to what
identity is to you, it's purely personal.
In any case please don't kill me, the older copy will be rather pissed
(the staler, the more so), and go for a little tit for tat.
> The 'Raelians' I believe get around this important concept by claiming
> the aliens have some advanced technology that can transfer
> 'concioussness' (they might have even worded it as a soul) in addition
> to the 'thoughts memories and experiences'
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