>I am more ambivalent about the following question:
>> There is a non-physical soul and therefore some transhumanist issues
>> are bound to fail (uploading, conscious AI)
>First, I would rephrase it:
>Won't things like uploading, cryonics and AI fail because they can't preserve
>or create the soul?
Concerning cryonics this "soul" issue can be easily dealed with:
A counter question : When does this "soul" enter the body ?
Assumed that the believers in a "soul" answer that this does happen at the point of fertilization of the egg-cell (or even earlier) :
The fact that frozen embryos have grown into healthy and normal adults proves that cryonics does preserve the soul (supposed that there is any).
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