Re: There's more to me than memories...

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon Mar 10 2008 - 13:12:51 MDT

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:47:28PM +0100, Stuart Armstrong wrote:
> On the whole question of whether your duplicate is really you or
> not, one thing seems to have been missed: there is more to who you
> are than just your memories.
> If you are duplicated ten times, the most likely outcome is that
> you will lose your partner, your house, your parents, your job,
> most of your possessions, 9/10s of your cash, and most of your
> friends - all in one short instant.

Depends on your personality. If I was duplicated 10 times, there
would be a lot of coin flipping, and the end result would likely be
2 or 3 copies of me that shared my current life in various ways, one
or two that went off to do something entirely different, and a bunch
of suicides. Since we all have the same set of things we want to
do, and there aren't 10 paths, it doesn't really matter which one
does what; differentiation will occur later.


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