Re: [UPLOADING] Is the original alive?

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 13:45:27 -0400

Doug Bailey <> wrote:
> It seems to me that the unresolved issue concerning
> this question is whether or not there is some aspect
> of a living organism that could not be "captured" by
> the uploading process, i.e., the representative copy
> of an organism's brain that is uploaded to another
> substrate.

No. I have not seen anyone here express this view recently. I have seen one side misunderstand and misrepresent this straw-man argument as belonging to the other side. Those who have posted objections to the copy-and-kill method of uploading seem to clearly say that they wouldn't mind replacing every biological neuron in their brain with an artificial one. The objection is *not* whether another substrate can "capture" some aspect of a living organism.

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