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Dan, If what I read about you in your essay "Where Am I?" is true, your brain was never in danger. Presumably Fortinbras is giving out on you. Or is this the other body you hinted about at the end of your paper, the one that was supposed to resolve the Yorrick/Hubert dispute? Is it Yorrick or Hubert who controls this body? Did Yorrick/Hubert ever get that second body? I know back in 1980 or '81 you took measures to not know which mind was hooked up to your body? Did you change your mind? Is it Yorrick or Hubert who went through this? Was Hubert simply killed? He's just a machine after all. And why bother with operating on Fortinbras? NASA gave you Fortinbras, I'm sure they can find you a Guildenstern, or even an Ophelia if you want the best sex-change ever.

BTW, Moderators: I am sure all the above seems like nonsense. Read Dennett's "Where Am I?" and it will all make sense. This comment was written as if the thought experiment in the essay really happened.

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:18:00 UTC | #293189