Question of the day.

   What would you do if you had a clone? 

   My answer: 

   Hm, that would depend on a lot of things. Like, would that clone actually be willing to cooperate somehow? I mean would their sole purpose be being my clone, thus enabling me to take advantage of the fact that I have a clone, or would they be a totally independent individual who just happens to be my clone. I suppose the former makes more sense though, because otherwise why would there be a clone of me. And just think how confusing it would be to people who would happen to know both of us. Plus I’ve no idea if that’s actually true, but I once heard that a human clone wouldn’t actually be able to think and act like a proper human but would be more like an extremely good AI or something. They wouldn’t have a soul, and probably no well-developed conscience either, for that matter, so perhaps that’s why. So I am going to assume that if I had a clone, it would be more like just for the fun of it and potential benefits of it for me. Not that I’d actually want that, even if it was aethical. I’d much rather have a clone of Misha after he dies. The only purpose for a clone of myself that I’d see is that I could send her to do all sorts of peopling, or other such, at least if she could also convincingly act like me and not just look exactly like me. Other than that, I don’t really have any ideas what I could do. 

   How about you? 🙂 

10 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. I’m on board with Ashley’s thoughts too. And it would be fairly creepy to me to think there was another just like me running around out there. Although hopefully she’d have better health and could do all the stuff I can’t anymore. That would be useful!

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  2. Clone Me would go to protests; to movie nights and to readings.

    I would also send Clone Me to the Garma Festival and to other places I haven’t been to yet.

    [this is sort of related to your idea of Convincing Peopling, Emilia, but it is more due to practical reasons and roles].

    Also I think of a Mr Hyde-type who would do clinical experiments or be open to this sort of thing – they might not have the principled opposition and chequered history I have with various sorts of research and teaching efforts.

    [though different experiences might well lead to the same point/end?]

    When you talked about “extremely good AI” I thought of the Turing Test and all the things Google has been up to in the last few years – indeed the last few WEEKS have been bourgeoning with artificial intelligence developments.

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    1. Yes, it would be more interesting if such clones were to have independent brains rather than being copies of us in every single aspect, and I think that’s very possible, because personality and thinking isn’t all about genes after all.
      Interesting idea with the opposite sex clone. I’ve little idea about genetics but I think if even identical twins are always of the same sex, then it might be difficult to make a clone of yourself that would be opposite.


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