Re: Uploading

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 04 Nov 1996 12:13:41 -0500

John K Clark wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Nov 1996 Chris Hind <> Wrote:
> >[dreams] provides evidence for memory and consciousness
> >being two seporate functions.
> Yes, but I never said memory and consciousness were identical, I did say they
> were both based on information. There's a lot more to information than just
> memory.
> >This is why incrememtal gradual uploading is required
> Suppose I show you 2 people, you talk and get to know them, then I then take
> them away and upload them. One I Upload very gradually under conditions you
> would consider ideal, the other one I upload instantaneously with my gamma ray
> pulse laser. Now I show you the 2 uploads and let you ask them any question
> and perform any test you like. Is there any way you could determine which one
> was uploaded quickly and which one was not? If the Scientific Method can not
> find any difference we must conclude that there is no difference, or we will
> sink into the swamp of metaphysics and superstition.

John, that is relative to me. To me It deos not really matter, as you
all are figments of my imagination anyway. TO the two people you
uploaded by different means, it makes a world of difference. The guy you
flash uploaded is dead, and his simulacrum thinks he is the original.