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 --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---