Thank you Jack for your response. >That one that is killed doesn't feel anything after he is killed. The one >that lives experiences whatever he would have experienced anyway. There is NO >TRANSFER of consciousness. Killing a guy (assuming he is not an evil guy or >in great pain) and not creating a new guy to replace him is always a net loss.
It seems that at the root of things you are arguing that if you have one person up until time t and can make a so called identical copy at that time (or another), then whether the original is killed or not, if the new copy is instantiated then it would "feel" and therefore think itself to be the person it was (because of memories) but that would be illusion(Bit like the droids in blade runner). Conversely the person who is to get copied should be worried because once killed he does not experience the future (as the copy). Forgetting about MWI for now and just thinking about why I feel some continuity in my subjective experience. I feel that it must have something to do with the fact that me at time t+dt is an (almost) identical copy to the me at time t. If I deny this then I could accept there was no TRANSFER of consciousness between copies. Yet my experience makes me feel that there is? Best wishes Nick Prince -- 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.