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AFinerGrain comments on Timeless Identity - Less Wrong

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

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Comment author: AFinerGrain 03 October 2017 01:54:37AM 0 points [-]

I always wonder how I should treat my future self if I reject the continuity of self. Should I think of him like a son? A spouse? A stranger? Should I let him get fat? Not get him a degree? Invest in stock for him? Give him another child?

Comment author: Elo 03 October 2017 07:48:49AM 0 points [-]

I think it matters in so far as assisting your present trajectory. Otherwise it might as well be an unfeeling entity.