2009/2/12 Tom Caylor <daddycay...@msn.com>: > > 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.
I wouldn't worry if the clones were all kept in perfect lockstep. If one of my clones survived, I would survive. It doesn't matter that the clones are made up of different matter, as long as this matter is in a configuration such that it could be a future version of myself. For this is what happens in ordinary life: the matter comprising my body is almost all replaced over the course of months or years, but I still feel that I'm me. Whatever you want to call the important part of me - mind, consciousness, soul - is preserved if the pattern making up my brain is preserved. -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---