On 9/27/2013 10:31 AM, John Clark wrote:
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
>> You make a big deal about duplicating chambers and what city you end
and make all sorts of mystical conclusions from it; but all it comes
down to is
the fact that different data streams (like one coming from Washington
another from Moscow) will result in different conclusions (like I am in
Washington or I am in Moscow) when the calculation is concluded.
> It just boils down to: if you can be duplicated
Well of course you can be duplicated!! I find it astonishing that in the 21'st century
the average person still thinks this question deserves further debate.
> Scott Aaronson dismisses the problem by concentrating on the idea that
must be duplication of the quantum state, so that the no-cloning theorm
If you need to stay in the same quantum state to retain your identity then you would be
changing into a different person many millions of trillions a time a second. And if you
never changed, if you always remained in the same quantum state, then you couldn't
think, thought needs change.
But there could be a difference between unitary evolution of your state (which presumably
Scott considers to still be "you") and a non-unitary duplication.
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