On August 06 2010 11:10 SilentCrono wrote: what is this from anyway?
The concept of teleporting, or becoming immortal by replicating yourself and killing the original is an old science fiction convention. The philosophical problem underlying it goes all the way back to greek philosophy, where it took the form of the ship of theseus. I find this version more interesting because the emotional resonance of evading death (or not) makes it hard to take the lazy way out by dismissing the whole issue as a matter of semantics.
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Had you ever considered that all this is your fault? Your presence creates these animals...
Narwhal United Kingdom. August 05 2010 18:37. Posts 314
common philosophical question...and if you believe that only the mind makes up who you really are then you would do it. but if you believe that both your body and mind makes you who you really are, then you wouldn't do it.
BrogMaN United States. August 05 2010 18:49. Posts 108
No, absolutely would not even consider it. I've thought about this concept a lot after reading Michael Crichton's(RIP) Timeline. The whole idea terrifies me. Sure it may be an exact copy of me down to the molecule, but it won't be ME. I'll be dead. Gone. Maybe if I was a religious type i would be willing but since i'm pretty atheist and don't really think anything happens after i die there's no way i would willingly kill my current body just to travel somewhere. Unless THIS body would die if I didn't teleport, like if the Earth was about to explode. Then yeah, sure, I would want to keep my ideas alive and have the chance for my genes to be carried on, but that would be the only acceptable reason to teleport for me.
Madness is a sane reaction to an insane world.
Coagulation United States. August 05 2010 18:52. Posts 7581
Isn't this more like The Prestige? I mean Tesla makes a machine that literally clones you in a different location and then you have to kill the clone/the clone has to kill you, just for a magic trick (lol).
But ya I wouldn't.
I do have an epic idea for this teleportation machinethough. It's a bit crude so spoiler tags.
So like, for this idea you need a girl. You get this girl and you pretty much fuck her except what you do is you put it in, then teleport her out/yourself out, then teleport her in/yourself in and let it repeat. I wonder what that would feel like.
EpiK Korea (South). August 05 2010 19:04. Posts 4975
The problem is one of you gets to remember what happened before, and keep living. The other just dies the second the teleportaiton begins. So is it worth dying in that instant so that a copy of you can go on living to experience the rest of your life? Nah.
meegrean Thailand. August 05 2010 19:22. Posts 6049