Re: A non-destructive brain scan for uploading?

Robert Schrader (
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 19:25:44 -0800 (PST)

John K Clark wrote:

> A few years ago I read about a technique for seeing through opaque objects
> with optical LASER pulses of astronomical intensity but modest energy,
> I remember seeing a picture of a newspaper taken through several inches of
> milk, you could still read it. I wonder if a device working on a similar
> principle could be used to obtain enough information from a non-destructive
> brain scan to upload a mind.
> {snip}
> Anyway it's just a thought.

An intriguing thought. Thanks for posting it. If anyone knows more about
this, please let me know.

If it works, we have structure but not state. In light of recent posts
about individual neurons storing info, determining the state of all
the neurons may be neccesary also.

Robert Schrader