Re: Don't Forget To Upload The ENS

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 12:49:38 MDT

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, J. R. Molloy wrote:

> For an upload to feel the same as its original, it needs the ENS, because
> "Feelings are experienced by signals from the brain through the Enteric
> Nervous System where they are experienced in the viscera as feelings."
> Ref:

Does this mean your severed head on life support is not you?

Or, with less drama, if you went paragliding, and fractured your C6
vertebra, thus severing any direct (anything hormonal would lack the
bandwidth) neural connection to your "second brain", you'd become someone

(I don't disagree that you need as much context as can get, but as you
well know, a whole body is not only more expensive than a neuro, but is
also paid by a neuro of less quality. Given that you *know* there is some
heavy information erasure going on in your noggin while it is being
neuropreserved, are you really willing to risk more brain damage for a
very dubious hypothesis?).

How much braindamage would you be willing to tolerate for perserving your

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