Re: Sincere Questions on Identity

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 09:20:09 MST

On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, scerir wrote:

> Same body. Same personality. Same memories. Which one is you?

If you fork, you're no long in the same body. The you is the one thinking
this right now. Not your clone, brother, dog, pet rock.

> Are you the one who was put to sleep and came in that day to be cloned?
> Or was that the other you and you are just the copy?

Forks are irreversible for all practical purposes. If you've been forked,
and are a damaged copy, you can pursue punitive action. If you're a
perfect copy, but weren't asked, you still pursue punitive action because
you are confronted with the very real problem of sharing your possessions
and your social sphere with someone you initially know very well but who
is diverging from you.

-- Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
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