Re: Them memes, they be ariding.
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 10:39:53 EDT

In a message dated 10/1/1999 12:44:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Also, while I will likely be separated from my genotype, my mental phenotype will be translated as well, so I can't say we'll be leaving that genetic information completely behind (when you scan a photograph of a painting into a computer, you don't lose the painting, though
you do lose the canvas and paint). >>

I think that was one of the best explainations of how we could lose ourself in uploading - most people just say - hey what happens to my soul?

my training in being in the moment thinks that the scariest part is that the
"immediate me" would actually change, and I would be "not me" - but not know

the optimistic part of me like the idea of backup copies