Re: The role of consciousness.

From: Jeff L Jones (
Date: Thu Apr 17 2008 - 15:56:56 MDT

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Nick Tarleton <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 8:35 PM, Jeff L Jones <> wrote:
> > I guess my question would be why you value your life more than your
> > copy's, if you are both identiical aside from a few neurons here and
> > there? They both should have roughly the same value to you.
> But when one exists, the other has very little marginal value. I think.

That's not relevant to this particular question. We're comparing the
value of one being alive while the other is dead, versus the other
being alive while the first is dead. I claim these have roughly the
same value, until their minds diverge more.


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