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

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2008 - 23:38:37 MDT

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Heartland <> wrote:

> Option 1) In 1 minute you will go into an eternal coma. On the bright
> side, you are
> guaranteed that your brain, and thus your memories, will remain exactly
> the way
> they are now until the end of Universe.
> Option 2) In 1 minute all your personal memories will be completely erased
> from
> your brain, but, other than that, this brain will function just like any
> other
> healthy brain that's able to form and retain new personal memories and
> remember all
> the general knowledge acquired throughout the brain's life, like being
> able to
> speak, read and write English, do math, etc. However, this brain will not
> remember
> its name, its opinions, its family and friends, its tastes, where it's
> located,
> none of that personal stuff.

Option 1 leaves a maintenance hassle with negligible return on the
Option 2 is an unfortunate immediate loss with the possibility of
repurposing hardware

Seems to me like option 2 is has greater utility.

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