[ExI] Mind Uploading article in Wikipedia

Isabelle Hakala ismirth at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 20:44:31 UTC 2009

One of the things that occurs to me about mind uploading is this... I would
want to upload my mind, and let that 'simulation' run for, oh... say a
decade, without any outside influences, and me still living in the outside
world, and then compare notes with my uploaded self. What had each of us
learned different? Did we still agree on things? What had changed? Etc. For
me that would be an important step in feeling like it would be worth-while
to do it again at the 'end' of my life so as to preserve myself, and then
live on from there. It would answer a lot of questions for me. I believe in
something one might consider to be a 'soul', and it doesn't bother me to
think that a simulacrum of myself might be running around someplace that may
or may not have my 'soul' attached to it as well. Either it would have a
part of my soul attached to it, which would be fine, or it wouldn't and then
it wouldn't make any difference at all.

If this experiment were run, one would be able to see if the simulacrum
finds life on the 'inside' as satisfying as the person on the outside does.

Just a thought:)

Isabelle Hakala
"Any person who says 'it can't be done' shouldn't be interrupting the people
getting it done."
"Do every single thing in life with love in your heart."

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 1:18 PM, John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I want to thank Giulio Prisco, I did not know Wikipedia had an article on
> mind uploading. The article is actually quite good, and it says two things
> that I've been saying for well over a decade. First it says:
> [Mind Uploading] "denies the vitalist view of human life and
> consciousness."
> But of course nearly everyone, even most people on this list believe in the
> vitalist view.
> It then says:
> "The prospect of uploading human consciousness in this manner raises many
> philosophical questions involving identity, individuality and the soul."
> But of course nearly everyone, even most people on this list believe in the
> soul.
> John K Clark
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