Re: NEWS: neurochip; LIT: Egan and uploading

Anders Sandberg (
30 Nov 1997 13:46:48 +0100 writes:

> Anders wrote:
> >In that case you really should read Egan's "Learning to be me". The
> >protagonist also struggles with this problem, with a rather surprising
> >and worrying conclusion.
> Well, I read 'Permutation City' a couple of weeks ago and found it
> interesting, but thought Egan's reasoning had fundamental flaws. Is
> that story any more convincing?

While Permutation City has a lot of ontological speculations (the dust
theory), the story above is just about the question: would you dare to
switch over to the emulation of you? Are they the same person? It is
quite good, IMHO.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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