[ExI] Yesterday's Mashed Potatoes
stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 04:49:23 UTC 2008
On 21/04/2008, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here you make an entirely unwarranted assumption which shows you do
> not understand information as a concept. While information has to be
> embedded in matter, the particular material is not important. It the
> pattern of information that makes one person different from another,
> not the particular atoms. As a thought experiment, every atom in your
> body could be exchange for other atoms and it would make no
> difference. Good prosthetics would be the same.
But if it is different types of atoms - a different computational
substrate - it is not so obvious that this wouldn't make a
differtence. Mind uploading has to be carefully justified.
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