From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2007 - 20:30:46 MST
Wei Dai wrote:
> Jeff L Jones wrote:
>> I think all of the other questions are interesting, but isn't this one
>> tautological? "Why am I me?" By definition, "I" and "me" refer to
>> the same person.
> Ok, I'll clarify the question to "Why am I Wei Dai at this point in time
> in this Everett branch?" And let "I" denote my indexical location rather
> than the person Wei Dai.
Then haven't you made the question tautological in the course of
defining it fully? It's like asking why 2 is equal to 2 and not some
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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