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Comment author: [deleted] 01 October 2013 12:14:43AM *  0 points [-]

That said, I agree completely that the kinds of vague identity concerns about cryonics that the quoted sentence with "not" removed would be raising would also arise, were one consistent, about routine continuation of existence over time.

There are things that when I go to bed to wake up eight hours later are very nearly preserved but if I woke up sixty years later wouldn't be, e.g. other people's memories of me (see I Am a Strange Loop) or the culture of the place where I live (see Good Bye, Lenin!).

(I'm not saying whether this is one of the main reasons why I'm not signed up for cryonics.)

Comment author: TheOtherDave 01 October 2013 01:48:07AM 0 points [-]

Point.