From: Matt Mahoney (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 23 2008 - 08:54:53 MDT
--- William Pearson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What do you think would be required for a computer to be part of your
> "self", rather than its own "self"? You are assuming that all
> computers will always be other "selves", I don't think it is going to
> end up like that.
The distinction that humans commonly make is that if you communicate with it
using language, then it is not yourself. Thus, a person with two faces that
share the same brain is one person.
But a person with two heads is two people.
I realize this is a gray area. Is a person with a split corpus callosum one
person or two?
-- Matt Mahoney, email@example.com
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