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

Mark Grant (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 17:38:11 +0000

On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, Chris Hind wrote:

> Then simply install a controller implant in the biological drone's cranium
> and control it remotely.

But I already covered this; you can't do that because, for an upload,
controlling a robot in Australia from Europe will be almost as hard as
controlling a robot on Mars is for us. The time-lag is far too long.

> Keep yourself encrypted at all times using
> strong public key cryptography

But you can't, because you have to be decrypted in order to run.

> Thank atheism that there is a renewed interest in space!

Well, that's not surprising as the costs are now actually coming down to
an affordable level. The only reason we've been doing it up 'til now is
because governments were able to extort vast amounts of money to spend on


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