Re: [sl4] Uploading into a deterministic sim vs Many worlds

From: William Pearson (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 17:55:41 MDT

2008/10/26 Stathis Papaioannou <>:
> 2008/10/27 William Pearson <>:
>> Let us say you believe in many worlds and you had been offered the
>> chance to upload into a deterministic simulation to live forever, any
>> quantum randomness would be generated by PRNG. It would be so good,
>> you wouldn't know you had been uploaded. Assuming you value the lives
>> of people you will never encounter, should you upload?
> Personally, I don't think of the loss of potential people as a real
> loss. I only worry about already existing people who can anticipate
> their own death.

I don't think infants and toddlers can anticipate their deaths... they
may not like pain but they have to learn about death itself later on.
Care to refine your position?

  Will Pearson
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou

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