Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

From: Mikko Särelä (
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 11:30:36 MST

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, John K Clark wrote:
> Phillip Huggan Wrote:
> > A devastating criticism to the pattern view is that it hypothesizes a
> > perfect copy
> If a perfect copy is necessary for identity to continue then every time
> you take a sip of wine or even coffee your identity is destroyed because
> your brain has changed, if fact the only time identity would continue
> would be if there were absolutely no change from one moment to the next.
> There is another name for a brain being in that sate, death.

Nitpick: In death there is change - decay. What you are looking for is
cryonic suspension which basically makes all the change go away.

Mikko Särelä
    "Happiness is not a destination, but a way of travelling." Aristotle 

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