A Cloning Discussion (Because I am bored)
Let's say that you were to clone yourself. It's not the scientific form of cloning, with cross-breeding/genetic engineering or any of that, but rather a replica of yourself complete with all of your current memories and traits appearing beside you. But the clone does not share your thoughts after it is created, and therefore becomes its own conscious lifeform. How long, from the point of the cloning, do you think it would take for the clone to begin to act differently and develop its own habits and traits that are separate from your own? This could also be dependent on how far away the clone lives from you. For example, say that the clone just appears in a completely different country, and you don't even realize that it exists (though, this would be a bit weird for the clone, because it is created with your memories, so it wouldn't have any idea how it got in the foreign place it's in). Or, you could just say that your clone follows you around and is always nearby. Any thoughts on this?