Re: Bio-Engineered Bodies--was Extropian Events

From: John Marlow (
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 18:47:39 MDT

Purely biomechanistic. You switch it on--it may not work.


On 14 Apr 2001, at 17:12, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> wrote:
> >
> > Is there anyone actually involved in actual research/development?
> <raises hand, though only a little - nonprofessional involvement only
> at this time>
> > By the way... if an actual bio-engineered body were to become available, how
> > would you transfer your consciousness over?
> We'd have to find a way, of course, but one first experiment comes
> readily to mind: send a flood of nanites into your head to
> nondestructively record the connections and relative positions of all
> neurons in your head, then use the same or different nanites to model
> the upgraded body's brain the same way, and see if that person can
> pull off a reasonably good imitation of yourself. (Of course, that
> then leaves the question of what to do with the new body if it fails,
> or with the old body if it suceeds and you'd prefer that there be only
> one you at a time).

John Marlow

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