Re: Separate Copies Contribute Separately to One's Runtime

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2008 - 15:35:42 MST

--- Nick Tarleton <> wrote:
> (There's also an ethical question, which may or may not have the same
> answer: is it 100 times as bad for 100 identical people to have
> identical painful experiences as for one person to have one painful
> experience?)

Is it bad to be tortured and then have the state of your mind reset to an
earlier time so that you had no memory of it?

Is it bad to program a false memory of being tortured into your brain without
actually inflicting pain?

If you had to choose between these two options, which would you choose?

-- Matt Mahoney,

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