Le Vendredi 27 Octobre 2006 12:16, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :
> Here is another thought experiment. You are watching an object moving
> against a stationary background at a velocity of 10 m/s. Suddenly, the
> object seems to instantly jump 10 metres in the direction of motion, and
> then continues as before at 10 m/s. You are informed that one of the
> following three events has taken place:
> (a) your consciousness was suspended for 1 second, as in an absence
> (b) you were scanned, annihilated, and a perfect copy created in your place
> 1 second later;
> (c) nothing unusual happened to you, but the object you were watching was
> instantly teleported 10 metres in the direction of motion.
> Would you be able to guess which of the three events took place?
> Stathis Papaioannou
The problem with these kind of thoughts experiments is that we don't know how
consciousness "works", we don't know if we can make a "perfect copy", we
can't know (currently) if such a copy would be conscious as we don't know how
conscious experience arise. Taking the premises of the problem you gave, it
is impossible to give a (right) answer (if there is one...). You presupose
too much on what is consciousness and how it works (not that it is a bad
thing, but I think these examples won't convince someone who have not the
same view on you about what is consciousness and how it works).
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