The Cloned-Consciousness-as-Continuous-Consciousness Fallacy

If we were so advanced that we could digitize a brain, what would stop us from putting those into a VCS which could merge the two consciousnesses back into a single mind again?

I think that as long as there is more than one of my consciousnesses and some way to be synchronize between the two instances (or restore from backup), then killing one instance would be more like assault than murder.

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