ben at zaiboc.net
Wed Apr 1 16:32:52 UTC 2020
On 01/04/2020 16:36, billw asked:
> Just what is lost with uploading?
Oh, loads of things!
Inevitable decay and death, the inability to access (and reversibly
modify) your inner workings, the limitations of biological senses, lack
of a means to back-up your mind and potentially restore it at a later
date, unavoidable pain and suffering, a physiology that you can't really
control, an unchosen morphology, an inability to easily and accurately
store any memory, including memories of thought processes, meaning that
you can't reliably trace a thought back to its origins.
There are more things that are lost with uploading, but those are a few
that occur to me straight away.
Those are some negative things that are lost. Are there any positive
things that would be lost? Hmm, nothing comes immediately to mind. I'll
think about it and post later if any occur to me.
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