Is uploading feasible?

John Hobbs jmax at panix.com
Mon Dec 6 20:37:44 EST 1993


In <2dvr8h$g7p at dr-pepper.East.Sun.COM> adh at rambla.Sun.COM (Sandwich Maker) writes:

>"Ah, but then where will your 'identity' reside? In the whole system, or just
>"in the 'original' parts? If it is in the whole system, then would you be 
>"satisfied with the slow neuron-by-neuron replacement scheme envisaged by,
>"among others, the original poster?

>my identity would not include new peripherals any more than it does my
>hand, which cannot think.


The belief that your hand does not think is dogmatic Cartesian duality. 
If you are truly a Cartesian, than you would have to reject the concept of
uploading, because the mind has nothing to do with physical reality, and
physical reality is a requirement for uploading.

John Maxwell Hobbs
jmax at panix.com



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