Re: Simulating Drug Experiences on Uploaded Beings

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 11:37:43 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 3 Sep 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> Am I correct that it would be quite simple to simulate drug experiences on
> uploaded beings because you can alter the virtual brain chemistry at will?

Yes, it would be trivial. Just modify the emulation (which involves a lot
of emulation of neurotransmittor and receptor activity) slightly. You
could even create drugs with no aftereffects or completely new virtual
drugs, working in completely new manners (like a dominance-enhancing drug
that works only on your amygdala, or drugs to produce pleasant visual
hallucinations based on internet traffic).

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