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

Jules Arntz-Gray (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 13:00:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, Brent Allsop wrote:

> commented:
> > We may well be able to simulate the 'functions' of a brain, but
> > would this be a brain?
> No. Abstract representation, though behaviorally similar is
> nothing like the phenomenal representations and feelings we use to
> represent information.

You should look into the Turing test. Exactly how do you confirm
your spirtual perception of colour as such and how do you know that a
simulation wouldn't as well? Do you believe in the ghost in the machine
idea or are you neuroncentric?