[ExI] Mind Uploading article in Wikipedia

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 12:02:16 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> And belief in a soul does not make a difference to the basic
> argument, since it could be argued that even if God miraculously
> duplicated your soul in the copy this *still* wouldn't result in
> consciousness being transferred.

I do not want to beat a dead horse, but what is really the point of
going on debating for the umpteenth time whether "consciousness" is
"transferred" or not by a given process when the very *existence* of
such a thing remains to be defined and demonstrated in the first

As mentioned another time, it is highly probable that any such process
will be considered as providing "continuity" to the identity of the
individual concerned whenever this will end up being the dominant
social perception.

In such circumstances, while it will remains impossible to persuade
those who choose to think otherwise, the opposite view will quickly
become a marginal, somewhat lunatic belief, adversely affecting the
everyday life of those who will actually act in accord with their
ideas on the subject.

Stefano Vaj

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