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Relativistic Implications for Physical Copies of Conscious States

  title={Relativistic Implications for Physical Copies of Conscious States},
  author={Andrew Knight},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • Andrew Knight
  • Published 28 April 2020
  • Biology
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
The possibility of algorithmic consciousness depends on the assumption that conscious states can be copied or repeated by sufficiently duplicating their underlying physical states, leading to a variety of paradoxes, including the problems of duplication, teleportation, simulation, self-location, the Boltzmann brain, and Wigner's Friend. In an effort to further elucidate the physical nature of consciousness, I challenge these assumptions by analyzing the implications of special relativity on… 

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