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Even waiving his objection to the whole idea of computationally achieved consciousness, he insists that the human being who has been non-destructively scanned is straightforwardly the original person, so the machine intelligence that has been created must be no more than a psychological duplicate. It follows that Russell-in-the-Machine would still be a mere duplicate of the original Russell if I were scanned destructively. In that situation, taking part in the uploading procedure would not be a way of obtaining extended life, but actually a high-tech way of committing suicide.

To understand this, consider a play such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet. What is more important, that a particular copy of the play (even a precious early manuscript) should survive, or that the text be preserved? According to Walker, you could ask the same question about a particular human being. If we imagine technologies such as uploading (or some kind of body duplication), it becomes meaningful to distinguish between the Mark Walker type and a particular instance or token of it. Perhaps there are circumstances in which I should care more about preservation of my type than the particular token.

The effort to codify and balance all the factual and value considerations involved in messy, human moral decision-making will be very complicated, and result in multiple possible morality settings, since there is wide moral variability in humans. Eventually, these morality AIs will become a seamless part of our own cognition, allowing us to choose consciously to act in ways we otherwise would find difficult. 5 Mindfulness In order to act morally we need to be able to pay attention to our lives, and not constantly be distracted by rumination and digital noise.

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