Le 31-oct.-08, à 10:40, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :

>
> 2008/10/31 Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>
>> But ok, perhaps I have make some progress lately, and I will answer 
>> that the
>> probability remains invariant for that too. The probability remains 
>> equal to
>> 1/2 in the imperfect duplication (assuming 1/2 is the perfect one).
>> But of course you have to accept that if a simple teleportation is 
>> done
>> imperfectly (without duplication), but without killing you, the 
>> probability
>> of surviving is one (despite you get blind, deaf, amnesic and 
>> paralytic, for
>> example).  OK? What do you think?
>> Sometimes ago I would have equate total amnesia with death, but I have
>> change my mind on this. What is your opinion on this, doctor?
>
> I agree with Kory, that if the "teleportation" is done with a poor
> enough level of fidelity, you may as well just kill yourself. After
> all, a corpse is "blind, deaf, amnesic and paralytic".

I agree that a corpse can be considered as blind, deaf, amnesic and 
paralytic. But a corpse does not vehiculate a person.
A blind, deaf, amnesic and paralytic is not necessarily a corpse. It 
could vehiculate a person which, although blind, deaf, amnesic and 
paralytic, feels herself alive, and in that case has survived (the 
accident, the teleportation, etc.).

It is almost a personal question related to euthanasia indeed. If 
someone says, before an operation, or before a teletransportation, that 
he want euthanasia in case something goes wrong and that he is deaf, 
blind, paralytic etc., then he will not survive (relatively to the most 
probable world where he does that operation or teleportation. This has 
nothing to do with the probabilities.

Bruno
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/


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