Re: Programmed Ignorance, Uploading & Speed Limits

Chris Hind (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 13:51:25 -0800

>Uploads would probably desire a physical body of some kind. In this case,
>those with higher processing speeds would be better able to control multiple
>bodies. They would build up wealth and control more bodies. The poor could
>do this but it would take more time. The same is true of our society today.

Yeah but if you don't augment yourself fast enough you'll be left behind
and archaic and eventually become incompatable with the operating system
and die. Also uploaded beings with more power and processing speed will be
able to augment faster than you and be many times more creative and
intelligent than you and thus discover anything new in any material you
could possibly have access to before you get there and thus never be able
to climb the tree.

>My personal view is that individual identity will cease to have meaning in a
>world of uploads. Communication between individuals could be so complete
>that one could not tell where one ends and the other begins.

Ughh! I don't want to become a borganism.
Chris Hind Upward, Outward, ACTION! (310-374-5543) Redondo Beach, CA
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