Re: Identity

John Clark (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 01:08:09 -0500

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>If I appear in a room with an identical of me in a perfectly symmetrical room in a
>perfectly symmetrical situation, what can I do to label myself as different?

Different from what? There may be two bodies but there is only one mind, one you, in the room.

>how long will I stay in parallel when are minds are no longer connected as one.

Nobody knows. Somebody suggested that random quantum fluctuations would be enough to make them instantly diverge but if things were really that delicate nobody would have a stable personality, but they do. Besides the human brain is a hot noisy place, I don't see how quantum effects could play much of a part in its operation. I don't know how long they would stay in parallel, I would guess a few minutes, perhaps a few hours.

John K Clark
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