2009/3/9 Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>> 2009/3/8 Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com>:
>>> And if it went to zero you certainly wouldn't know and wouldn't care.
>> If I died I wouldn't be around to know or care, but I would care in
>> anticipation of dying, since it would radically alter my future
>> experiences by eliminating them. On the other hand, 1->1 or many->1
>> copying would leave my future experiences the same as if the
>> teleportation hadn't occurred.
> Only for one of you.  Many-1 of you would have different future experiences
> (according to this theory).  Why don't you care about the loss of those 
> experiences?

I meant the case of culling teleportation, where many identical copies
disappear and one copy appears. If 1->1 teleportation is OK for each
individual copy then many->1 should also be OK. In other words, each
of the many copies feels he survives as the one copy, so each of the
many copies is satisfied with the outcome.

>>You might say that this is an illusion
>> since the original me will actually be dead but the same illusion
>> occurs in ordinary life, and it is the circumstances under which the
>> illusion is preserved that interests me when I think about survival.
> I'm not sure what you mean by this.  What illusion of ordinary life do you 
> refer
> to?  That "you" are the same as the Stathis of last year?

Of last year or last night, as Quentin said.

Stathis Papaioannou

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