Even though it's many centuries old, the Ship of Theseus thought experiment is just as relevant today as it was when it was written. The conundrum deals with the very essence of being.
The Thought Experiment
An Ancient Thought For Future Times
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The Theseus Paradox Relates To Teleportation
If we're teleported into a new arrangement, are we still us?
Key Facts In This Video
It seems that teleportation via Star Trek transporter might actually "kill" one version of a traveler and make a new version on the other side. 01:18
The Ship of Theseus paradox asks, if you gradually replace each part of a ship while sailing, is the new ship still the ship of Theseus? 02:33
Because we can only inhabit our own brains and bodies, you can only know for a fact that you yourself are conscious. 04:04
The Simpson's Paradox
Here's another paradox to bend your mind a bit.
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