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Comment Re:I'm ready... (Score 1) 366

Sure, but who's going to break the bad news to your "organic representation"?

Death is death even if there are 100 more copies of you.

-DF

Initially, I thought this same way and in a sense I still agree with you. I'm just not sure it matters to me anymore. Is the immediate unconscious disposal of my organic representation any different than a month long death by progressive neuron replacement?

Comment I'm ready... (Score 5, Interesting) 366

for my Moravec transfer. Although the more I think about it, I'm not sure that perceptible continuity of consciousness is such a big deal. I mean, I go to sleep every night and wake up the next day believing and feeling that I'm the same person that went to sleep. If there were a cutover to digital representation while I was "asleep" (i.e. unaware), I'm not sure I'd mind the thought of my organic representation being destroyed, even if it could have continued existence in parallel.

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