Re: upload only small part (was Re: No AI for Nano/No Nano for copyloads)

Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 15:41:26 MDT

Brett writes:
> Once we can upload we'll also be able to enlarge/share
> conscious experience. For example, imagine a brain being enhanced
> (including additional visual cortexes, auditory systems, tactile
> awareness cortexes...) to not only have conscious knowledge of the
> feelings going on in you're physical body but also of what is going on
> in another's body / brain / consciousness all integrated into one
> subjective awareness. When having sex, for example, you experience all
> the sensations / awareness going on, not just half of them like we are
> limited to today.

You are talking about a much more sophisticated degree of understanding
of brain function than would be necessary for a basic upload. All you
need to upload (in principle) is a good model of how the different kinds
of neurons work, along with a detailed map showing how they interconnect
and influence each other in a given brain.

However this level of understanding will tell you nothing about how
to alter or share conscious experience. An uploaded individual might
make a good guinea pig for experiments that could lead to this kind of
understanding, but it will undoubtedly be a long road.

BTW here's another legal conundrum. If the minimum wage is $5.50 /
hour, and an upload runs 1000 times faster than a normal human, then
should he get $5,500 / hour minimum?


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