Re: Uploading

Dan Fabulich (
Mon, 08 Sep 1997 03:51:38 -0400

At 07:56 AM 9/8/97 -0700, John K Clark wrote:
>Remember those old Twilight Zones when at
>the end the hero is horrified to discover that he's really dead, even as a
>kid I never understood that. The thing I don't like about death is oblivion,
>but this fellow was still discovering things and is experiencing things.
>I'd be astounded and delighted to discover I was dead, because that would
>mean death wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

As I recall, being "dead" in those episodes also meant having absolutely no
ability to change the world around you; being forced to relive old
experiences, etc. Informational death. As an extropian, I honestly can't
think of anything more horrifying.