Re: DNA test+do it yourself kits?

Tim Bates (
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 10:22:06 +1000

on Tue, Jul 27, 1999 12:26 AM, Rob Harris Cen-IT at wrote:

>> Would it be theorically possible to put dna data, or later in time when
>> consciousness will be defined(as quantum...or else) in a computer and
>> clone himself virtually that way?

certianly, except that the DNA don't specify you, just someone very similar to you. No memories are stored that way. So ... you may just want to set up a foundation for an intelligent young adoptee in 2020. It will give you a a similar feeling of well being ;-)

> Unfortunately, nobody knows anything about the empirical nature of
> consciousness

gee, all those poor deluded scientists liek Denett and Jeffrey Gray ...

> If you're interested in consciousness
> (join the club), look up "The Conscious Mind" a book by David Chalmers. It
> is absolutely superb. Really clears your head,
of all sensible thought. Skip this book and get Dennett's Consciousness explained. Much more extropian.