On 6/30/2012 7:35 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 6/30/2012 2:52 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
It seems to me that with functionalism a human identity cannot
necessarily be different from a any sufficiently complex functional
interaction. Something like a war, for instance involves lots of
dynamic i/o, 'processing', etc.
My question then is: Can you teleport the American Civil War to the
Moon? Can you move Gettysburg to Moscow?
We could send Craig there.
The copy and paste idea of teleportation tacitly requires an entire
entity and not a system that is just the interactions of many entities.
We can copy wholes, not parts, and preserve invariant their identities.
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon
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