In a message dated 12/2/99 12:48:29 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> --"uplifting" (is that the same as uploading?)
No, At least the way I've seen these words used in the past. David Brin uses the term "uplifting" in his books to mean biologically enhancing the intelligence (and possibly other characteristics) of existing species. Of course, "uploading" means reproducing a mind in a (usually non-biological) substrate different from the biolgical one in which it originally formed. Of course, the terms could be used in combination and retain this sense, since one could upload and then uplift.
(BTW, I've missed some of the posts in this thread, so someone else may have already pointed this out)
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