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

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Comment author: Caledonian2 03 June 2008 10:54:45PM 0 points [-]

If you truly believe that 'the same atoms means its 'you' in every sense', suppose I'm going to scan you and create an identical copy of you on mars. Would you immediately transfer half your life savings to a bank account only accessible from mars?

Even assuming that I could confirm where my money was actually going, I don't think a copy of myself left on Mars would have much use for money. So, no.