Re: Sincere Questions on Identity

From: KPJ (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 03:27:25 MST

It appears as if Clint O'Dell <> wrote:
|"Say you walk into a store that makes perfect copies of people. You know
|before hand you are going to copy yourself. You remember being put to sleep
|for the process. As a joke, while the two beings with identical memories,
|etc. are sleeping the doctors decide to put you both in a human shuffling
|machine where when each person came out nobody knew who was who.
|Now both beings wake up. Which one is you?"

The original, KPJ, naturally.

Neither the copy, Copy of KPJ, nor the original, KPJ, will of course know
who is who. Given the short distance of bifurcation in time they will
probably decide to form a new borganism, Greater KPJ.

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