Re: Is a Person One or Many?

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Sun Mar 09 2008 - 16:05:27 MDT

> A person might agree that anyone sufficiently similar to
> themselves is "me", but when faced with a copy in the
> same room revise the definition to specify that it isn't
> "me" if it occupies a different volume of space at a
> particular time. Who is to say that the new definition
> is wrong?

There will only be a small window of future time in which
such a view is maintainable. As soon as one can quickly
and easily merge the memories of two extremely similar
selves, you will *remember* that you were at both sides
of that room at the same time.

Then imagine copying and merging at a furious rate. It
will seem crazy to believe that another copy isn't you.


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