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Posted by Mario Dovalina on May 23, 2003 14:28:19 UTC

Hi, Aurino:

~~""you" are a continuous trajectory in a four-dimensional coordinate system, from (x0, y0, z0, t0) to (xn, yn, zn, tn)... a person is not "matter", a person is "spacetime".

I'm arguing that the term "you" is as unspecific as the terms "lake" or "atmosphere" or "orange" in that there is no cosmic boundary that states where the lake ends and the river begins or where the atmosphere ends and space begins or where orange ends and red begins, just as there is no cosmic boundary that states where I end and you begin. All these terms are just ways we compartmentalize the universe, when it is actually more homogenous than our intuition tells us. Why does applying coordinates to a person invalidate this? Your coordinates are just as arbitrary and human as anything else.

And by the way, what happens after tn?

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