> Is there anyone actually involved in actual research/development?
<raises hand, though only a little - nonprofessional involvement only
at this time>
> By the way... if an actual bio-engineered body were to become available, how
> would you transfer your consciousness over?
We'd have to find a way, of course, but one first experiment comes
readily to mind: send a flood of nanites into your head to
nondestructively record the connections and relative positions of all
neurons in your head, then use the same or different nanites to model
the upgraded body's brain the same way, and see if that person can
pull off a reasonably good imitation of yourself. (Of course, that
then leaves the question of what to do with the new body if it fails,
or with the old body if it suceeds and you'd prefer that there be only
one you at a time).
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