[ExI] destructive uploading was AI class

G. Livick glivick at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 2 02:12:31 UTC 2011

I've wondered what it would be like, how it would impact a person 
psychologically, to be a thinking entity without a physical body.  What 
would we do all day?  Email people?


On 9/1/2011 9:30 AM, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Adrian Tymes<atymes at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> What Eugen said: there are good odds that the first upload will be
>> created from a cryonics patient.
> This makes a lot of sense to me, though I haven't thought about this
> idea prior to today. A live brain has an interest in preserving it's
> life, while a frozen one does not have this interest actively (though
> admittedly latently). To upload a whole living brain you would kind of
> have to keep it working through the process to give the patient the
> idea that it was a continuous process. Going to sleep and waking up
> uploaded seems a little disconcerting, how do I know I'm still me?
> A more gradual transformation while in a waking state doesn't seem
> nearly so frightening psychologically. That's more advanced technology
> than the destructive scanning of a frozen brain tied to the building
> of a machine that isn't yet turned on.  So yes, I think I do believe
> the first upload will be from a cryonics patient.
> Does anyone else have clear reasons why they think this might be so?
> Is there a financial incentive to resurrect people into an uploaded
> state? I assume that this would be allowed under cryonic contracts,
> right?
> This is fascinating. I haven't been a big fan of cryonics to this
> point, for myself anyway, but this almost persuades me that there
> might be something to this approach.
> -Kelly
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