Re: Upload motivations (was SPACE: Lunar Billboard?)

Eric Watt Forste (
Tue, 07 Jan 1997 11:21:22 -0800

I asked:
>> So what sort of motivations did you have in mind for uploading? I'm
>> honestly curious.

Eli replied:
>In keeping with my general focus on cognitive science instead of the
>rocket science traditional for the L5 Society, my wish for uploading has
>nothing to do with new senses, exploring the galaxy, immortality, or
>anything physical.
>I just want to Know.

Oh, you hardly need to upload to do that. People have been doing that for
thousands of years. I prefer Doubting myself. Not only is it more fun, it's
also more productive of knowledge.

(I'm also afraid that I simply *must* quibble with your implicit contention
that Knowledge is something non-physical.)

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++