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This cartoon reminds me of one of the objections I often hear to mind uploading, that even if the uploaded mind was identical to the original, there would be a break in continuity between them. I’ve never quite understood why that break in continuity would be any worse than the one that occurs with a nap, or any other period of non-consciousness.
It’s interesting how strongly some young children resist falling asleep, occasionally not allowing themselves to succumb until they’re exhausted. It’s made me wonder if there isn’t some primal fear of the end of the current consciousness. Of course, it’s probably just a fear of missing out on whatever’s going on after they go to bed.