1) How do you know that you are you and not a copy of you with the original you lying dead anyway?
It wouldn’t matter. The only “me” is the me that is “me-ing” at the time. That husk might look familiar but what’s me is what I’m me-ing from and through.
2) During the transfer, they can keep things from going from corpus to corpus. Would you leave anything out?
3) If you did leave anything out, would you still be you?
Yeah. No different than forgetting.
I would. But “me” comes _from_ and _through_ whatever/wherever I’m actively “me-ing” from and through.
So if I’m me-ing through my old body or a robot or this group on the internet on facebook, this is me.
I can say that body “was” me but clearly _isn’t_ me now, for me is operating from within something that _isn’t_ that old me.
So, the new me would be all me.
What would change this would be to have multiple input streams from two different bodies. (or more).
Great metaphor for growing older.
Look in the mirror now, having forgotten that you’ve aged. You are surprised. “THAT’S NOT ME” looking back at you. But it must be, for there is no other me in the room.
It doesn’t feel as if it is me for I expect a younger me but a younger me is not what I see.
Yet it is me.
They’d be them. I wouldn’t feel inferior as the only me I can operate from is the me I see in a mirror.
For example: this is clearly a clone.
This is not me.
Yet I just took this image less than one minute ago.
It *must* be me.
So, it’s me even if I expect to see something else.
It wouldn’t matter though unless I was operating (my consciousness) through both bodies simultaneously.
Oh. What I mean is: Who is “me” is tied to the eyes I see through, the hands I am using, the body I sense around me.
We’d both be correct.
“ Excellent ontological reasoning. Mind + time(a) = Mind + time(b)”
Yup. There have been less than scrupulous psychologists who would confuse their twins into believing they were really the other, from the 1950s I think. Might have been one case. Might have been fiction. But I’ll look it up.
Would I? Sure would. It’d be nice to have someone that I made total sense to and visa versa.
Here’s something fascinating to consider:
Let’s say you both survive.
From the MOMENT you see through separate eyes, hear through separate ears, feel through different sensations, you are two different people.
That would be a social difference. In which way am I lesser than another human being?
I don’t think of myself as greater or lesser now. I don’t think a clone or being one would make a difference to me.
What fascinates me, which is distinct but related:
Is it possible to completely lose yourself in another’s personality and think their thoughts and become their “me”?
Right now, a lot of people do VR experiments, looking through another’s eyes and ears to test it.
But even in fictional movies, humans quickly suspend disbelief through in a TV show or movie and forget they exist while experiencing it.
Or further back, a good book can do that.
You become so immersed you’ve swapped your “me” for the other “me” (or multiple me’s) in the story.
When you exit the story (finish the book, leave the theater), it feels as if you’ve just transported from one world to another – from the temporary me back to the me you are familiar with.
This is so common and everyday it’s easy not to stop and be amazed how easy it is to forget your self.