Re: Don't Forget To Upload The ENS

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 04:13:44 MDT

On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 07:38:10PM -0400, wrote:
> Can we replicate the human nervous system precisely, using digital
> engineering, I hope so? How will we know when we archive this, a Turing test
> where someone downloads, and even the family cannot tell that the "person" in
> question still exists?

Better: upload someone, and ask the *upload* if it thinks it feels like

> Will our "neurosis" be uploaded with us as a mark of identity-a computer
> program addicted to tobacco?

Sure. If you create an emulation of a mind, then you will also get all
the bugs and quirks. Stopping smoking as an upload could probably be
easier, since you could treat the withdrawal directly.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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