Re: Uplifting II

Technotranscendence (
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 07:02:54 -0800

On Thursday, December 02, 1999 7:10 PM Glen Finney wrote:
> A human mind in an octopus body is a bit more extreme than what I had in
> mind. I was thinking more of a merging of human (or should that be
> posthuman?) and octopod brain architectures. The body I imagine could
> more or less the same (just adjusted to support the increased brain size).

Strictly speaking, that would not be uplifting, though it might be an interesting project in itself.

However, I think this would be much harder than just uplifiting octopodes and it's fraught with moral issues, since we already know (or believe:) humans are sentient. The jury is still out on octopodes.:)


Daniel Ust