Re: Uploading

Bryan Moss (
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 12:40:03 +0100

Joe Jenkins wrote:

> If non-destructive technology were available,
> would you choose to upload and keep your
> biological self alive or terminate it?

I would terminate me. I'd do it immediately after the upload process before I had a chance to be conscious, otherwise I might get confused.

> Or, do you think there will always be a place in
> the physical/non-uploaded world for sentient
> beings on the forefront of posthuman
> competitiveness?

The real "movers and shakers" could still be physical. It all depends on which costs more - simulated mind, senses, and environment, or simulated mind operating in the real world. The overhead on simulating the environment might make being "physical" a healthy advantage.