Re: Freedom of shape (was: thermal poultry)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 20:25:18 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes:
> > You're going to keep a physical appearance? What for?
> What are you going to do with your sensomotoric area?
> The first uploads, unless done by AIs, will have to be very corporeal.

The first uploads, unless done by SIs, will be useless except as raw
material for cognitive scientists. *I* would *never* do a "personal
survival" upload - e.g. one that's supposed to be me - unless it was
with a software/hardware technology *more* than mature enough to do
simple Eganic exoself tricks.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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