• @teawrecks
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    13 months ago

    Prove to me that you actually lived the memories you currently have, and I didn’t come into your room and implant them all the moment before you read this post.

    (Also, incredibly, username checks out)

    • The burden of proof is on you there bud.

      If you want to make extraordinary claims like “I came into your room and implanted your memories”, then you’re going to have to provide some evidence for that. I don’t need to do anything.

      You’re also completely missing the point of the original post and my response. There was never any questions about whether memories are real, the question was whether the memory of a thing has the same value as the real time experience of a thing.

      (Also, at least I’ve got a prosthetic brain, you’re clearly still on the waiting list :p)

      • @teawrecks
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        13 months ago

        That’s the basis of the thought problem though, it cannot be proven one way or the other. Yes, it’s an extraordinary claim, but also I would want you to think that, wouldn’t I 😉.

        the question was whether the memory of a thing has the same value as the real time experience of a thing.

        Neurologically speaking, yes, the brain activity of a person experiencing a thing is indistinguishable from a person recalling the thing. So in all tangibly measurable ways, the answer is yes.