Re: Uplifting II

Technotranscendence (
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 20:14:15 -0800

On Thursday, December 02, 1999 10:39 AM Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > The lifespan issue is very important too. It might be considered cruel
> > uplift a creature that can only live such a brief life. (This might be
> > subjective, but I think a life span of three years is too short. Heck,
> > interested in immortality just like most of you.:)
> When I first read this, I thought this has to be wrong, but then I
> realized it has to do with the technology involved. If you upload
> or uplift

Whoa! Uplift and upload are not interchangeable. To uplift is to take a nonsentient lifeform and make it sentient. To upload is to transfer a biobrain to nonbiological substrate. Someone already defined this elsewhere, but I think it needs pointing out since the terms are almost spelled the same.


Daniel Ust