Re: [UPLOADING] It's not all about you

Nick Bostrom (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 13:51:02 +0000

Robin Hanson:

> The earliest uploads will likely be cryonics patients, without much
> hope of getting a regular body anytime soon.

At least they could get a good robot body. That's already possible today. What more can anybody possibly ask for than a pair of vidoecameras to see with, a pair of microphones to hear with, and a set of hydraulic limbs to move around with? ;-)

Anyway, I don't think that uploading will be possible until we have mature nanotechnology and by then it might also be possible to manufacture human bodies (though it's a difficult task).

Nick Bostrom
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics