RE: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> worryingaboutthe brain

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 10:52:25 MDT

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Reason wrote:

> Actually, I was mentioning a time when I believed that the decay of
> brain function was inevitable and far harder to reverse than to
> replace the brain -- destroying the original became a negligable point
> because the original was going down the drain anyway.

Yep, if you're in a dewar, the route back to resurrection in the flesh is
rather demanding, so uploading appears a dinstinctly easier procedure.

> These days it's all looking a lot more promising from the point of
> view of keeping the brain up to scratch with the rest of the repaired
> body.

Do you expect you're not going to die?

> If it's a separate backup, then it isn't you -- it's a copy of you.

Uh, no. Assuming, there has been no fork, it's you.

> Back to suicide again.

Naw, it's much too irreversible.

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