Human minds on Windows(?) (was Re: Web site up! (GUI vs. CLI))

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 14:06:59 -0700 (PDT)

Robert J. Bradbury writes:

> So are *you* going to upload your mind onto one of these platforms?!?

Jeez, do you think you'll be coming back as a bunch of CORBA objects?

> We better hope the great hope that an AI comes along that can understand
> the whole mess and can untangle the spagetti.

Sir, you demonstrate an obvious misunderstanding of details of the uploading process. It is much less coding than a large-scale physical simulation -- requiring a very different set of metaphors than common to code monkeys. Very little code, a huge sea of data. And sheer physics will prevent you from running it on anything less than a 10^6..10^9 processor machine.