Anders Sandberg wrote:
> When I was younger I actually thought the road to posthumanity was
> removing the brain, keeping it alive and connecting it to intelligence
> amplification and telepresence systems. This was largely based on the
> erroneous idea that the brain itself doesn't age, so this would also
> be immortality. Then I read Hans Moravec and became an uploader... :-)
Uploading isn't enough, either. Do you think the mind doesn't age?
I would be astonished to find that an unmodified human mind could last a
mere thousand years (subjective) before crystallizing into senility,
overloading memory space, losing associational mechanisms, or just plain
falling apart at the seams.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/beyond.html Member, Extropy Institute Senior Associate, Foresight Institute
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