From: Dagon Gmail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 12 2009 - 03:57:23 MST
Yes, but the proces is fairy reliable, and the human social pattern
software is well adept at anticpating gradual changes, even if they occur
days. So even the human mind is evolved to cope with other human minds
deteriorating or changing.
I knew a guy with severe asperger once. Additionally this man had a harmless
pedophyle attitude towards a certain type of boys (which is not dissimilar
attitude of most men towards 17 year old girls). We had a boy in our social
scene who set to come along later in the evening and we laughingly agreed
would be interesting to watch. When the boy A came in and mister H saw him
you could see his neurochemistry literally light up like a christmas tree
revert to irrational blindness. The boy A in turn hadnt fully realized his
and didnt mind getting a tickle attack half an hour later. Most of us guys
there didnt respond much when it happened, but we were aholes and didnt have
the emotional maturity to let both parties figure it out for themselves
we started yapping on them. All this in context was as predictable as
falling over. Likewise I do irrational things and many people "can see it
as clear as dawn. Its blind spots and nearly everyone has them.
2009/2/9 John K Clark <email@example.com>
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 "Stuart Armstrong"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > Fine then. When I drink coffee, I am slightly different.
> > This doesn't normally matter, as there isn't someone
> > else around to take over my identity.
> Take over my identity? I have no idea what that means. The only thing
> you should be concerned about is whether tomorrow there will be a being
> who remembers being Stuart Armstrong of today. If there is such a being
> then you've survived for another day, if there is more than one who has
> that memory then lucky you, all the better. If nobody at all remembers
> being you today then you're dead.
> If tomorrow a copy of you is made then there would be 2 bodies but still
> only one Stuart Armstrong. After many many trillions of Plank time units
> (not just one I think) it's true you will start to diverge from your
> copy and the two of you would no longer be the same person, but you'd
> both still be the Stuart Armstrong of today because you'd both remember
> being him. What's so hard to understand about that? And what's so
> I don't claim to be saying anything profound, it's bloody obvious. The
> most difficult part of these arguments is just getting the grammar
> right, the English language really wasn't meant for this sort of stuff.
> John K Clark
> John K Clark
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