Scientific American Letter to the Editors, “Who Are You?”, July 2017 (Unpublished) By Douglas Berger, Tokyo Psychiatrist
‘Why the “You” in an Afterlife Wouldn’t Really Be You’
Shermer states that a copy of your memories is no different than your twin but twins never had the same memories to begin with. If one’s genes and connectomes could be exactly copied and functional then there would be two of “you”, both exactly the same at the moment of copy, the next instant on diverging biological life courses. While the engineering hurdle is enormous, it is not physically impossible.
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