On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 05:51:49PM -0800, meekerdb @dslextreme.com wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> > Exactly (assuming comp). That is even the reason why amnesia can led
> > to fusion of first persons.
> > And given that there is (or should be) a notion of first person
> > plural, with duplication of collection of people, there must be in
> > "nature" a similar fusion process, and quantum erasing phenomenon is
> > the normal candidate.
> >
> > Bruno
> >
> > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ <http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/%7Emarchal/>
> >
> It is the potential "fusion" that bothers me.  It would seem to imply that
> after Stathis and I have a simultaneous moment of thinking of nothing our
> "closest continuations" might be mixtures, each having some memories
> belonging to Stathis and some belonging to me.  But this doesn't seem to
> occur - which we easily explain in terms of the causal continuity of the
> brain.
> Brent

Perhaps you're not really thinking nothing after all. I have already
stated that we must be self-aware to be conscious, otherwise we suffer
the Occam catastrophe. The sense of ego would be enough to explain why
you don't merge with Stathis.

Not being a Silvia user though, I'd like to ask the question - does the
ensuing amnensia (whilst remaining conscious) extend to erasure of the


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