Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 14:51:43 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> > BTW, here's a related bit from SL4:
> > <<Michael Korns coined the tern 'inloading' at Extro5 for the approach of
> > adding artificial neurons to live humans to upgrade them. He sees inloading
> Wonderful. I have another brilliant idea: there's this absolutely
> brilliant brand new meme which is called 'uploading'. It is really quite
> breakthrough and remarkable. You should check it out, it's really worth
> it.

Main differences between uploading and inloading:
* Uploads typically emphasize an all-at-once shift to some other
  platform, inloads emphasize gradual replacement of the natural with
  the artificial.
* Uploads have potential for radical transformation of self's physical
  representation over short time periods; inloads chain the self to an
  architecture very similar to the starting architecture for quite some
  time (at least until inloading replacement is complete). Similarly,
  inloads wait on most of their benefits until a significant number of
  connected neurons are replaced (though merely having a neuron that
  is not as susceptible to age or damage is, itself, a benefit).
* Uploads require at least some knowledge of human cognitive processes
  (software) prior to development; inloads make sure the replacement
  neurons (hardware) are 100% emulating the old, and thus do not care
  about the software (except insofar as how, exactly, the software uses
  the hardware, so the hardware *can* be emulated).
* Therefore, inloads are expected to be an easier path to upgraded
  intelligence than uploads.

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