The question about whether it'd be the same person is a paradox of consciousness, it's not even worth answering as the only two answers are both very alarming.
Atoms do equal memories. The copy would be exactly the same in every single last possible facet. As I said, the only two logical answers related to your consciousness are both very alarming.
no, brain cells arranged in a certain way equals memories, and the way electricity interacts with them also. A lot of who you are is electric signals actually.
That's what sort of funny, who "you" are is really a fallacious statement.
If the case is that "you" are stored in brain matter, then that means that your sense of individuality and perception are complete and utter delusions. In that case, you would effectively die if you were deconstructed and re-animated.
They wouldn't be the same atoms is what he's trying to say.
So you might not be you although the first test subjects would think it was themselves cause they'd have memories leading up to that point. So people might go through teleportation/ concious translation and end up just seeing black for all eternity whilst a perfect copy goes on living in that place.
There'd be no way of determining if 'you' is still 'you' after teleporting.
If I ever go become fabulously wealthy (incredibly likely) lots of the money will be going to efforts to make the world more like the future.
I will not rest until transhumanists are simultaneously jizzing in their biomechanical trousers all over the world.
Because computers aren't conscious so all the data would be there but it'd be as if you just switched it on.
Humans are ever present in their own minds from the moment they are conceptualized the moment they die. Even when sleeping. I don't think it'd be that simple to transfer consciousness, I think you'd need to do it via tubes that interface with the host body and interface with the clone body and 'trickle' it down the tube in a one-way direction.
For that matter, there's no real proof of anything to do with understanding the universe. Most of everything has been derived from specious observation or complex calculations. Qauntum Entanglement, and quantum physics for that matter is sort of a explanation for calculatory anomalies, or things that just make absolutely no sense, yet still happen.
Even the fact that the universe exists is a miracle. Its just as likely that nothing would exist, ever. The unvierse, and existance as a whole is an infinitely complex and an extremely bizarre phenomenon. Dont dismiss anything as completely impossible or illogical.
yes it makes me think. if there were 2 of you would not be both people. each would have there own (same) mind. so why should i believe that me being destroyed and put back together that i would become the same person (even though memory wise i would). but heres another thing. every 5 years all the atoms in your body get replaced. are you the same person you were 5 years ago?
It'd be pretty insane to be controlling two host bodies simultaneously from the same (combined) minds.
How would the eyes you see out of be positioned? Relative to eachother, randomly positioned or aligned opposite?
It's like if you try to look out of your peripheral vision you see 'blackness' but it's not really blackness cause you can't see it, it just doesn't exist.
And when you manage to re entangle a system perfectly and still recreate the same consciousness somehow you will win the most prestigious Nobel prize in history my child.
Your thoughts and memories are stored in forms of matter, your body is matter, and those can be interchanged and replaced, however, it has been proposed that your consciousness and sentience is seprate from your body, and is related to qauntum entanglement, therefore it does not really interact with the visible universe and is immune to any changes.
Replacing the whole body as a whole at once could in theory kill YOU as your own consciousness and it could be replaced with a copy of you, completely perfect it even thinks its you because it is you, except you stopped existing.
Replacing the body cell by cell is fine because the body does that on its own anyway so there would be no change.