Re: Is a Person One or Many?

From: John K Clark (johnkclark@fastmail.fm)
Date: Fri Mar 14 2008 - 10:39:07 MDT


On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:09:55 +0300, "Vladimir Nesov"
<robotact@gmail.com> said:

> Could you devise a betting strategy (and an
> optimization target) in which using probability
> of 1/2 is better then 100/101 when implemented
> by possible clones?

In this thought experiment there are only 2 conscious beings not 101,
because 100 of them can be described by the same adjective. If one of
those 100 happened to see a tail not a head then there would still be
only two conscious beings because 99 could be described with one
adjective and 2 could be described with another. Itís still a 50-50
chance.

  John K Clark

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