Re: Uploading

Joe Jenkins (
Wed, 2 Sep 1998 14:40:44 -0700 (PDT)

---den Otter <> wrote:

> I wouldn't use any scanning technique to upload, since IMO the
> copy wouldn't be "me"; I'd rather have gradual uploading by means
> of computer implants, or perhaps nano-assisted neuron-by-neuron
> replacement of the biomass by artificial structures _while I'm
> conscious_ (yeah,yeah, call me old-fashioned... ;-)
[snip my question]
> Well, in my favourite scenario that cyborg would be *me* (no copies),
> possibly just a "brain in a jar" hooked up via direct neural
> to a massive computer and support systems (with "weak" AI "agents"
> to assist my thinking etc.). This contraption, thanks to the power
of > > > nano
> soon many miles accross, would float in space (a sphere would
> be the most logical design). "I" would live in VR worlds or interact
> > > directly
> with the outside world trough probes and perhaps various larger > >
> (humanoid?)
> avatars.
[snip my question]
> The biological self, soon only a insignificant little piece of the >
> megabrain,
> could be removed as soon as all its data had been copied, and my
> "mind" had migrated into the rest of the structure. Then it would be
> comparable to removing a single, obsolete brain cell.

What I think you are describing is a gradual upload then constrained by the lack of flexibility to execute on different platforms and make use of backups for survival of disasters. For your sake, I hope its going to be an awfully safe and non-competitive world. If not, sorry to see you go just because of some silly "old fashion" superstition (IMHO).

Joe Jenkins

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