[extropy-chat] Bainbridg today in Transvision06 on personality capture vs info-resurrection

david ish shalom davidishalom1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 19:28:45 UTC 2006

. Bainbridge in his gloomy but bright lecture today in Transvisiono6
raised the issue of personality capture, in his own words: "record an
individual's personality and genetic code, send them to distant planet
and reconstitute the person there to begin a new life" and he
continues: conducting a research and practical work on personality
capture modules. a center for personality enhancement could flourish
giving a service to capture, archive and computer-emulate clients
and Bainbridge continue: "archive personalities, transfer them to
computers, robots, and information systems and I find that rather than
speculating or dwelling on developing philosophical ideas about it, I
rather be practical, start where the already social sciences  ..know
how to measure aspects of personality and continue from there. I
really pride myself that I  may be the first human being who ever
answered 100000 questions questioner as part of trying it on myself"
so far Bainbridge's words.
lately I  have posted  to WTA-talk an article named
"Info-resurrection" a way for your personal survival besides cryonic
preservation. it started a thread in WTA-talk and I thank the many
participants. See also http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inforesurrection/
I was much surprised to learn today in Transvision06 that the
prominent Dr Bainbridge is not only supporting identical method to
info-resurrection and personality capture, named "Self -  Explore The
Final Frontier - Yourself"  http://mysite.verizon.net/wsbainbridge/
see personality capture link there,  but has gone a long way to
practically develop such a method of capturing and storing the
identity critical information for future reanimation. These days I  am
working on revised and longer edition about "info-resurrection", and i
am much aided by Dr Max More dissertation " The Diachronic Self" in my
personal exploration about the substance of the self.  my argument is
that in front of the existential risks awaiting in the next 20 years
or so, and being unable to tell if cryonic preservation will really
work, it may be a great mistake to overlook the opportunities to our
survival to the transhumanist future that a method like Bainbridge's
"Self -  Explore The Final Frontier – Yourself" or the much similar
"info-resurrection" can truly hold, at least as backing to life
extention and cryonics.
I  define info-resurrection as: capturing your critical self identity
information , including  your life goals, and transformation goals,
your personal genotype {your DNA} thus for future converging
technologies to be able to reconstitute your personality either as a
clone of yours containing also your life experience and self identity,
or in purer information technology - your conscious artificial
personal intelligence, android robot of yours, etc, to the effect of
your survival. I know it still sounds weird even to most of you
innovative transhumanists, but today I have learnt that at least two
people are investing in that method as a personal survival option, the
first one is Bainbridge and hopefully many more in the future.
All the best – David Ish Shalom

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