Re: Uploading

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 05 Nov 1996 21:15:53 -0500 wrote:
> snip about uploads being or not being John Clark:
> ...and insists that he is indeed me. As good as this evidence is, I admit it
> falls short of a proof. You will NEVER be able to prove that my upload,
> fast or slow, has my consciousness, but then, you can't even prove I had
> consciousness before the upload, ( etc)
> This thread seems like a conundrum: awhile ago we
> had a thread about language that followed the spiral
> in a different light. It is the reason we developed
> symbolic systems to communicate our experience.
> We cannot ever really validate another creature's consciousness or "mind."

Well, I'm always right here, but my software template sometimes goes