Re: Uploading, info theory, and threads of consciousness

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 02 Nov 1996 21:01:46 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:
> > ( writes:
> >>Yes, but I think that most people here want to *experience* the
> >>upload, not generate a bunch of clones who *think* they were
> >>uploaded. In a destructive upload, our stream of consciousness would
> >>cease to exist. [snips]
> >> I don't think
> >>too many people would terminate their own stream of consciousness to
> >>create new independant ones. What would be the advantage?
> Peter McCluskey replies>
> > Greater wealth through the ability to work at faster clock speeds.
> >More security through the ability to make distributed backups.

For a bunch that wants to live forever, I see alot of acceptance for a
process which MANDATES your death in order to reproduce immortal
offspring. What a paradox!