Re: Making the Most of What We Have

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 17:37:15 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 10 Nov 1996, banjo wrote:

> The sort of uploading that interests me, would be to keep my body
> but use nanotech to improve and augment.
> Could each neuron be rebuilt to run faster ?

Yes, although interfacing them to your body may be a bit complicated
since your muscles would not become faster, so you could think movements
faster than you can actually do them; even upgrading the muscles would
probably not help, since they will still move more slowly than your

> And store huge libraries and complex programs built into my skull,
> collar bone or pelvis ?

That is probably even easier than rebuilding the neurons. I would
probably replace my skull with diamond filled with nano-memories and
processors. Hmm, an extensible mohawk cooling system...? :-)

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