Re: NEWS: neurochip; LIT: Egan and uploading
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 04:11:52 -0800 (PST) wrote:
>It's a neural network
>implanted in the brain in childhood. It receives the same input you do,
>and it's output is corrected by a "teacher" to conform to the output of
>your brain.

Yuck; I don't like that idea. I'm far more convinced of survival of
identity by scanning arguments than I am by output arguments. If a
computer is a duplicate of my brain and acts just like me I'm pretty
much convinced that it is me in a real sense. But in this case I can
see no good reason for believing that the internals of the network will
bear any resemblance to mine, and hence it's unlikely to continue to
act like me after it's disconnected.