X-Message-Number: 19512
From: "mike99" <>
Subject: RE: #19508 - Being in Two Places at the Same Time
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 15:31:13 -0600

> Message #19508
> From: "Lee Corbin" <>
> Subject: Being in Two Places at the Same Time
> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 14:09:38 -0700
> What if you remembered being in both Flagstaff and Phoenix on
> a particular day two weeks ago?  That is, to pick a particular
> day for example, you actually recall a day's work in Flagstaff
> on July 1, and recall equally well different events, but which
> also took place the same day in Phoenix?
> Moreover, you recall that when you were in Flagstaff, you knew
> perfectly well that there was a concurrent duplicate of you in
> Phoenix, and you recall that in Phoenix that day you knew of
> the duplicate in Flagstaff?   Sometime in the interim, your
> memories had undergone a "merging" that so far as we know
> might be possible in principle.
> Would you still be so sure that you couldn't be in two
> places at the same time?
> Lee Corbin

Not only can I accept that "I" (definition not given) can be in two places
at the same time, but I actively desire to be able to do so.

One of my Transhumanist goals is to create multiple instantiations of my
"self" so that I can work toward several goals in parallel. These several
entities who are each "me" would periodically merge memories so that we
could knit together a common past and benefit from one another's knowledge.

Mike Perry has discussed "fissioning" of individuals into multiple
instantiations both on Cryonet and in his book FOREVER FOR ALL. Please refer
to his writings for a thorough and logically tight explanation of this

Michael LaTorra

Extropy Institute: www.extropy.org
World Transhumanist Association: www.transhumanism.org
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