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

Brent Allsop (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 17:13:03 -0600

Hal Finney <> commented:

> You may have to live in a cartoon world.

We already live in a cartoon world! (Although I prefer to
call it a spiritual world). Everything we are directly aware of is
reproduced inside our brain via the data collected by our senses.
This entire world that is our conscious knowledge is inside our brain.
You aren't directly aware of that tree out beyond your eyes. You
can't be because the information flows into your eyes, not out of!
You only have a phenomenal representation of that tree in your cartoon
world inside your brain. When you stub your toe, the pain isn't in
the real toe, that would be impossible. The pain is inside the cartoon
toe that is inside this cartoon world that is entirely inside your
head. All this stuff only represents what is out beyond your senses.

There is no color, smell, warmth, pain and so on and so forth
outside our brains. This is all cartoon stuff. (I prefer to call it
spiritual stuff) There is only the light, chemical content, vibrating
molecules, and the destruction and such that these cartoon things only
consciously represent.

The exciting thing about uploading, is we will finally be able
to escape from our lonely isolated cartoon worlds, that are trapped
inside our skulls, into a unified and shared spiritual world of global

Brent Allsop