[ExI] Uploads

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Wed Apr 1 17:00:56 UTC 2020

On 01/04/2020 16:36, billw wrote:
> Oddly, I am still thinking about golf - being somewhere in person and 
> doing something physical, perhaps through an avatar if uploaded. If we 
> needed avatars for certain experiences then that's a downside

Ah, obvously I misunderstood something from one of your earlier posts, 
when you said something like 'heaven, but without golf'.

I assumed from that that like me, you didn't like golf. It seems you do. 
And it seems you think that an upload wouldn't be able to play golf, if 
they wanted to.

Is that correct?

If so, it seems that some fundamental concepts about uploading are being 
missed here.

Although I don't like golf, I do like skiing, and snowboarding. One of 
the things that I'd like to do if I'm ever uploaded, is to snowboard 
down Mt. Everest. I expect that constructing the environment and 
tweaking the physics engine would be almost as enjoyable as the actual 
experience (maybe that's just me).

I don't expect to need an avatar. The whole thing would be entirely 
virtual, and, provided I got the programming right, would also be more 
'real' (as well as more satisfying, I'm sure) than the real thing.

It seems you think, or suspect, that being an upload and the experience 
of 'being somewhere in person and doing something physical' are 

If I'm right about this, would you mind explaining why? because I just 
don't get it, and it's probably important to understand. Maybe I'm 
missing something important about why more people aren't enthusiastic 
about uploading.

Ben Zaiboc

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