On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> But according to computationalism your conscious moment is attached to
> some computer program, and computer programs progress until they halt.
And a computer program is constantly changing so consciousness is
constantly changing too, and that's a good thing because a static
consciousness is no consciousness at all.
> Therefore you could identify the future self as at least one of the
> natural progressions of any program going through a state which results in
> your current experience.
You can identify your past state as one that produced your present state,
but it's hard to identify with your future state when you don't know what
it will be. That's why predicting isn't as good as remembering and its what
causes the arrow of time.
John K Clark
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