Re: Don't Forget To Upload The ENS

Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 05:32:17 MDT

This reminds me of the book, A View From The Year 3000: by Arturo Kukeni
(Michael H. Hart) in which Chang Po-Yo is listed as the pre-emminent person
of all time because, as a neuro-surgeon, he creatied brain replacement
surgery (pseudo-immortality). The brain section is copied, sliced,replaced,
until the entire brain is replaced. The book celebrated similar successes
with other researchers, prior to this, involving body organs and tissue


In a message dated 7/22/2001 5:21:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I can concieve of a very non-godlike automated system for uploading. You
 need a scanner (lets say a nanotech version of the microtome slicer with
 camera, giving detailled cell strcture data), an automated
 reconstruction modeller that simply takes the data and does a fairly
 simple conversion to a compartment model of the neurons and a runtime
 system running the simulation. No need for even human-level AI anywhere,
 although the pattern recognition aspect could likely be improved by some
 extra smarts.
 A system able to *understand* a human mind in the same way as we might
 understand (say) a two neuron network is another matter. That kind of
 system might be able to know whether an uploading process would work or
 not, but it seems that the understanding process might actually entail
 an uploading of the person in consideration.
 Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension! >>

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