Re: advantages of uploading (was Re: re [2]: What is "New Age"? )

Brent Allsop (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 16:37:10 -0600

Eric Watt Forste <> posted:

> Wax writes:
> > This is one of the things that I never understand about uploading,
> > what advantage does it offer?
> The advantage that it offers is that possibly your new platform
> won't have a designed-in mean time between failures of less than 120
> years.

And the ability to spontaneously install things like doctorate
degrees and/or life time memories such as practicing the piano for a
life time or studying math for a life time... And the ability to
spontaneously do things like change habits or rewire temptations,
(i.e. get the joy from NOT eating that extra unneeded piece of cheese
cake rather than only getting the joy from eating it). And the
ability to eff feelings (i.e. experience all the sexual feelings
between two partners, not just half of them.) And the ability to
experience things you never experienced before (i.e. what is it like
to be a bat)... and the ability to install upgradeds new/improved
intelligence technology abilities as they become available... and on
and on and on without limit until one is finally God. Even if one
makes his brain immortal, you can't get very far if you limit yourself
to the current brain you have can you?

By the way, this is my first post to this list. I only have a
BS in CS from the University of Utah and work as a Software Engineer
for HP but I'm also %100 extropian!

Brent Allsop