Re: upload sex, yet again

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 16:42:07 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > It seems I have underestimated the fraction of the
> > upload illuminati in here, obviously apologies are due.
> Oops, he found out about the Conspiracy - he might even know our ties
> with the Templars! Quick, send the cyberrosicrucians after him! :-)
> > (Btw dreams involve all the body representation systems, just inhibiting
> > the actual motorics. I think uploads have to forsake such things
> > relatively soon).
> But they seem to be important for memory encoding. I assume uploads will
> want that? How do we fast forward dreaming?

Dreams probably serve in a similar funtion to the scandisk/defrag
functions on a computer. Imagine the entire database of information one
stores from video, sound, touch, smell, and taste in just one day,
enough to recall any detail under hypnosis. One would have to defrag
once a day to keep it all organized for long term use.

Actually uploading in one's sleep would not be a bad idea then, just
inject an RNA code into the person to defrag the mind into this brand
new hooked up capacity while spleeping, or even just part of it, to keep
the body hooked up if that is wanted. it may take one night or as much
as a whole year of nights to shift everything over. I imagine if it took
one night that you'd have one hell of a chip-ache hangover in the