- Jul 14, 2020
But with cryogenic freezing there is no replication involved and there is a strong element of continuitySomething I've thought about: If poincare recurrence were to apply to our hypothetical cyclical universe, then our future iterations would be completely different people even though they would be perfectly identical?
What if one were to be cryogenically frozen but revived at a later point in time? Would our subjective experience carry over or would it also be someone else? The same would apply for re-uploading one's consciousness onto a computer.
With uploading consciousness its kind of like cloning. You would still have the original biological brain consciousness, so from the point of download they would diverge. Like a cell which splits to become twins.
And yes I think that future iterations would be subjectively different people. Because they wouldnt be made of the same token (i. e. Individually identical, although they would be the same type) molecules and atoms . the molecules and atoms would belong to a different universe. Thats my intuition anyway