X-Message-Number: 16726
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 07:47:02 -0800
From: "Billy H. Seidel" <>
Subject: response to Trygve

Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 12:58:12 -0800

 >Well, thank you Trygve for your response.
 >You present a few situations that could occur. The probabilities of dying
 >that one could imagine are unlimited and so would my response be to any of
 >the situations that one could come up with. There are two types of
 >death. One is physical death in which your body quits working
 >and current science can't get you working again. I believe this is the
 >death that we will be reanimated from in the future. The other is
 >biological death and your atoms are all rearrange for some reason. I do
 >not believe that any science will be able to reanimate a person from this
 >form of death.
 >For me, I still feel that if my original memories could not be restored
 >than it would not be me that had been restored. Oh, I know that a cleaver
 >restoration of implied memories might make a clone believe it was me, but
 >it would not be me. You mentioned mental content. I am currently keeping
 >a log book of as much as I can remember about my friends, relations and my
 >thoughts and feelings, all of which boils down to mental content. But it
 >will never be enough. Implied mental content is not the same as real
 >memories. I believe that reanimation will be possible, but to what
 >percentage will it be me? I'll take almost any percentage. My log book
 >is to help my restored memories to recall my original memories and not
 >implied memories. So again, don't dig me up if it can't be me.
 >Thanks again Trygve, for your response, and good luck with your projects.
 >Billy H. Seidel

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