Re: Many Pasts? Not according to QM...

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 21:25:09 +1000

Daddycaylor writes:

>I'm new to this so I haven't read about all your people's different
>theories. I've read quite a bit on transhumanist stuff, Aubrey DeGrey,
>Dyson, ... it seems people are trying anything they can imagine, and
>into what they can't imagine, to look for immortality. Now if continuous
>consciousness is not necessarily required for immortality, then why are
>waiting around for copying? Won't cloning come far sooner? What is it
>copying that is better than cloning. If you, or one of your copies, went
>on a
>hyperwarp trip to a far away galaxy, saw one of your copies, or one of
>copies of a copy of a copy, a million years from now on some strange
>there's a good chance you probably wouldn't like him/her and he/she
>wouldn't like
>you. Their behavior would be strange and probably disgusting. So what's
>the big deal? What's the difference between copying and having any
>life exist a million years from now in the universe? Why not just have
>children, and pour our lives into them? It's a lot easier, and we can do
>it now.
> I'm seriously wanting to know.

Why do you say that continuous consciousness is not necessarily required for
immortality? It seems to me that this is the one thing that *is* required,
which is what makes it different from cloning or having children.

--Stathis Papaioannou

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Received on Sun Jun 12 2005 - 07:25:59 PDT

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