Right, this is all about wholeness. I suggest that
1. Wholeness can never be 100% independent of context.
2. Since consciousness is materially related in any definition of wholeness, I
3. There is not necessarily any possible method of extracting, teleporting,
simulating, or duplicating conscious entities since...
4. Consciousness may always be the top-most 'cream' of any given system. This
makes sense to me from a statistical mechanics perspective. Awareness can be
defined as the perpetually least likely possibility in all universes. It is the
'floating superlative'; like the highest mountain peak in any geographic frame,
consciousness is the 'peakness' itself - defining the form of the mountain by
doing nothing more than just not being underneath any other part of itself.
You correctly understood what I was getting at. Brent correctly picked out a
flaw in my use of teleportation rather than duplication but didn't care that
it's really irrelevant.
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