Re: The role of consciousness (Re: The GLUT and functionalism)

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Wed Apr 09 2008 - 06:55:39 MDT

On 09/04/2008, Stuart Armstrong <> wrote:

> Curiously, after reading all these posts, I'm moving more towards the
> "ban destructive teleportation" side :-) The reason is simple:
> murdering someone who knows they are about to be murdered and doesn't
> want to be is very high on my list of ethically monsterous actions.
> Destructive teleportation, in principle, is equivalent to walking up
> from a chair. In practice, it is very close to the above murder - just
> one error away.

But taking the bus is also one error away from murder, the murder of
the original *and* the copy, if you look at it that way.

Stathis Papaioannou

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