On 28 January 2010 05:31, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> If I understand you correctly, your discussion of "copies" really refers to
> copies that exist in different identical worlds, e.g. like different copies
> of the same AI running in identical virtual environments, so that they can
> run "in lockstep". Jack is talking about copies in the common sense of
> initially physically identical beings who however occupy different places in
> the same spacetime and hence have different viewpoints and experiences. So
> killing one of Jack's copies does end a separate stream of consciousness,
> while "killing" one copy of your lockstep copies just reduces the
> redundancy. I note that such lockstep copies can only be realized if they
> are in different (virtual) worlds which are kept in lockstep in spite of
> quantum randomness.
Yes, that's what I meant by "copies". But they could also run in
perfect lockstep as parallel processes on a computer.
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
For more options, visit this group at