Re: NEURO: Head Transplants"

Robert J. Bradbury (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:55:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 29 Aug 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Where are they getting the bodies?

Well, Anders and I were hoping we could split yours after you became an AI... To provide a couple of more years of carnal pleasure here on earth while you are exploring the uploaded landscape to make sure it is safe... I can see it now --

"Do you know this body was once occupied by Eliezer?"
"No, you're kidding, Eliezer Yudkowsky, the first human
upload transcendent AI?"
"Yep, the very same!"
"Can I touch it?"
"Well, thats a start..."

Many :-)

Seriously though, the "body" problem is one of significant concern. There is a movement in some medical/political circles to *require* obligatory organ donation. It seems to me this is directly opposed to the perspective of cryonics and these two forces are going to meet head on. As Greg monitors the AgBio debates, we should all keep our eyes peeled for efforts to expand "eminent domain" to include our bodies as well.