RE: Wet Uploading Organism

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 12:18:26 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> >>slowly grew into and took over your brain.
> >Why is this a 'genetically engineered organism', and not a swarm of nanobots?
> Because we are closer to genetic engineering than we are nanotechnology so
> we can be uploaded sooner.

But biology is harder to control well. Drexlerian nanotech might be dry,
rigid and overly limited in some respects, but it is predictable. Making
an organism that can do the uploading process would involve not only the
uploading problem, but how to make it coexist well with the human body.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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