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TheOtherDave comments on Timeless Identity - Less Wrong

23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 June 2008 08:16AM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 01 October 2013 07:09:33PM *  0 points [-]

Clearly, your subjective experience today is HONK-screech-bam-oblivion, since all the subjective experiences that come after that don't happen today in this example... they happen 50 years later.

It is not in the least bit clear to me that this means those subjective experiences aren't your subjective experiences. You aren't some epiphenomenal entity that dissipates in the course of those 50 years and therefore isn't around to experience those experiences when they happen... whatever is having those subjective experiences, whenever it is having them, that's you.

maybe we should taboo the phrase “personal/subjective identity”.

Sounds like a fine plan, albeit a difficult one. Want to take a shot at it?

EDIT: Ah, you did so elsethread. Cool. Replied there.