Hmm… Interesting question in conciousness transfers like this.
If both personalities in Edgars two bodies are activated then which is actually Edgar?
Ken McLeod raised the question in ‘The Stone Canal’ with stored personality downloads. Would you choose to copy or move your conciousness? Because if you copy then there is a 50% chance that when you wake up you would still be inside the computer.
Just a thought.
@Count Thalim, See: “The Simulation Argument” by Nick Bostrom. Plus, ‘The Holographic Universe Model.’ See also: ‘Brain in a Vat,’ “The Other Minds Problem,” and the Penrose/Hameroff model of Quantum Consciousness. See also: Group Consciousness, Global Brain, Computational Complexity, Simulation Theory, mirror neurons, etc.
Related: Garrett Lisi’s work on E-8, ‘An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything.’ and at YouTube, search, “Garrett Lisi”
We may already be in a computer… Think: “The Thirteenth Floor.”
Reality is a bit more malleable these days…
Oh hey, … I’d started missing those three. And now? I’ll do some worrying for all three.
@VoidHamlet, You’re not the only one. The trio is one of my favorite threads in this.
@Warren Bonesteel, I guarantee you, that these people aren’t in a computer. Though by the end of this reality will be a lot more malleable 😉
@Count Thalim, I remember that getting dealt with in Walter Jon Williams “Hardwired” They had a program that would copy a personality directly into a meat body (and could erase the host personality of a person as well.)
I hate to be mundane, but Edgar seems to bear a passing resemblance to Robocop. Is it just me? Hope so … of course that would add an interesting twist to the story.
@Ken, It’s merely passing I am afraid. EDGAR was in no way, shape, or form organic in the past.
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