From: Stathis Papaioannou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 04 2009 - 06:06:15 MST
2009/12/4 Mike Dougherty <email@example.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:32 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 1. I do nothing.
>> 2. I gather together the chemicals that would be used to make a copy
>> of you, then destroy them.
>> 3. I assemble the chemicals to make a copy of you, but at a low
>> temperature so that its metabolism is suspended, then destroy it.
>> 4. I allow the copy to warm up so that metabolic processes start up
>> for a microsecond, then destroy it.
>> 5. I allow the copy to wake up, talk to it for a few minutes so that
>> it realises what's going on, then destroy it.
>> 1 to 4 are equivalent: there is no termination of a stream of
>> consciousness, no aggrieved party. But 5 is murder.
> I was somewhat suprised to see that you make so absolute a statement about
> the difference between 1-4 and 5.
It seems quite obvious to me. Where's the problem?
-- Stathis Papaioannou
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