> John Mikes wrote:
>> Brent:
>> who is making that 'backup' or 'replica' of you? and why?

It is only a thought experiment to make clear what we care about
regarding personal identity.

And if computationalism is true, this thought experiment will be 
practically quite relevant in the near(?) future (as in mind uploading 
etc) (see Bostrom and Sandberg; Whole Brain emulation roadmap 
http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/Reports/2008-3.pdf)

And as regards COMP, the duplications occur all the time.

Cheers,
Günther

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