2010/1/14 Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com>: > I agree, there is no subjective difference. But I think there is a logical > difference, if you are only your current OM why go to work when some other > OM will enjoy the fruits of that labor? But by attaching every OM to the > same observer then there is a reason to make sacrifices such as work to the > benefit and hopefully overall improvement of the collection of OMs.
I don't think there is a logical difference either. What you make of this problem is probably the single most important thing in the philosophy of personal identity. Suppose in the future you wish to travel by means of destructive teleportation. There are two types of ticket that you can buy: Economy Class and First Class. Economy Class costs $500 and guarantees that the person coming out at the receiving station has the same physical structure, and hence the same memories and other mental attributes, as the person who went into the sending station. First Class costs $1000 and is the same as Economy Class, except that it is additionally guaranteed that the person coming out is the same person as the one who went in. Which ticket would you buy? -- Stathis Papaioannou
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