2008/10/31 Brent Meeker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> But there are many ways for what comes out of the teleporter to *not* be you.
> Most of them are "puddles of goo", but some of them are copies of Bruno or
> imperfect copies of me or people who never existed before.
>
> Suppose it's a copy of you as you were last year - is it 100% you.  It's not
> 100% the you that went into the machine - but if you're the same person you 
> were
> last year it's 100% you.  Of course the point is that you're not the same 
> "you"
> from moment to moment in the sense of strict identity of information down to 
> the
> molecular level, or even the neuron level.

Then the copy that comes out of the teleporter should be similar to
the original to the same extent as a version of you is similar to the
version of you a moment ago in the course of everyday life.


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou

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