X-Message-Number: 15036
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: lost emails and consciousness
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:05:48 -0000

Susan Blackmore thinks and states in her book The Meme Machine that
consciousness is an illusion. I must say that some of the discussion here
recently does re-enforce this idea, particularly when considering matters
such as uploading into machines, teleporting or duplicating. If
consciousness is an illusion, it is all we are and is still an illusion
worth preserving, so we need to be sure as how to preserve it in the best
way possible.

Due to a fault at NTL, I lost about 12 emails on Monday morning. They would
have been sent during the day on Sunday from the USA, or on Sunday evening
in the UK. If anyone reading this list has sent me an email during this
period, please re-send if it is important.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, music, Inventors'
report, an autobio and various other projects:
http://www.autopsychoice.com - should you be able to chose autopsy?

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