2009/2/24 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com>:
> Stathis:
> two questions.
>
> 1.
> Why are you breaking your head HOW to copy something we don't believe
> 'exists' at all? If it aint, don't copy it. Copy what?

Copy the mind, by whatever process it takes.

> 2. Are you "most of the matter" in your "body"(??) or is there something
> more to it? This is exactly my point: if SOMEBODY SOMEHOW is indeed copying
> us, is the physical form the essence of the complexity we ARE?
> I may be 'homesick' for the variant of a year ago, when my arthritis dod not
> ache so much, but is the "ache/not ache" relation what makes me up?
> Our figment, the physical world image, serves some explanation about us, but
> I would not like to be identified with that earlier 'John' - say: 2 year
> old, or fetus, without mental experiences and capabilities. (This was the
> question I re-asked a Muslim when she referred to an earlier "me" to get to
> Heaven, instead of the sick old senile dying folks - what I asked
> originally.)

If I wish to be a younger me, what I imagine is a younger me with my
present mind, who can go on to have more experiences in which the
present me is in the subjective past. It doesn't do the present me
much good to have a copy around who is exactly the same as the younger
me, since subjectively I cannot look forward to having any of his
experiences.


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou

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