Re: Extropian Events

From: Steve Nichols (
Date: Sun Apr 15 2001 - 09:00:06 MDT

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 17:12:54 -0700
From: Adrian Tymes <>
Subject: Re: Extropian Events wrote:

> By the way... if an actual bio-engineered body were to become available,
> 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.

This experiment assumes a material nature of consciousness, and
falls by reasons of the many objections to mind-brain identity theorists.

If (self-referential) consciousness is actually the infinite-state feedback
loop between the brain and environment via the missing/ phantom pineal
sensor(gan) as MVT makes clear, then the material reconstructions of
neurons would not by themselves work.

You would somehow need to replicate the evolutionary & embryonic processes
that led to (material) brains being able to manifest virtual/ phantom sense
I role play the medicine-teacher Buddha: I am the medicine-teacher Buddha

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