But of course you would worry just as much if the clone were replaced by a zombie... I guess that gets back to the distinction between first person and third person.
On Feb 11, 9:05 pm, Tom Caylor <daddycay...@msn.com> wrote: > The effects of have clones is interesting, though, regardless of the > "sapping strength" notion. You would have reason to worry about being > killed if there were clones and then a "shell game" was played with > you being mixed up with the clones, and then all of the "yous" were > killed except one. All of the "yous" would have reason to worry. > This has implications on ethics of cloning and killing clones. > As far as measure, it seems that having a clone of you and killing one > of you while you were asleep would be equivalent (w.r.t how much you > should worry at least) to not having any clones and someone saying > they were going to roll a die and if it came up odd they would kill > you. > > Tom > > On Feb 11, 8:44 pm, Jack Mallah <jackmal...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > > --- On Wed, 2/11/09, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > You agree that if one version of me goes to bed tonight and one version > > > of me wakes up tomorrow, then I should expect to wake up tomorrow. But if > > > extra versions of me are manufactured and run today, then switched off > > > when I go to sleep, then you are saying that I might not wake up tomorrow. > > > You won't know this evening if you are one of the "extra versions" or the > > original. So yes, in that situation, you will probably not be around > > tomorrow. Only the original will. > > > > The extra copies of me have somehow sapped my life strength. > > > Not at all. I guess that is a joke? > > > Creating more copies, then getting rid of the same number, does not result > > in a net decrease in measure. That is why the movie "The Prestige" bears > > no resemblance whatsoever to QS despite rumors to the contrary. > > > If you create extra copies and leave them alive, there is a net increase in > > measure. That is equivalent to new people being born even if they have > > your memories. This once happenned to Will Riker on Star Trek: TNG.- Hide > > quoted text - > > - Show quoted text - --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---