[extropy-chat] Cryonics and uploading
pgptag at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 05:14:17 UTC 2006
And there wes nothing like that in my CI paperwork. I asked Bob
Ettinger about uploading a couple of years ago, but he did not seem to
view it as an option. Not only because we are still very far from
developing enabling technologies for uploading, but also because he
does not think the copy would be a continuation of the original (the
I don't see why not, and would sign up for uploading immediately if
there were providers offering brain scans of sufficient resolution,
but also this is quite far (20 years is my best case estimate, but
please correct me if I am wrong).
On 1/26/06, Joseph Bloch <transhumanist at goldenfuture.net> wrote:
> There was nothing like that in my Alcor paperwork.
> Russell Wallace wrote:
> > Do current cryonics providers have a section on their consent form
> > that asks whether you want:
> > a) To be uploaded as soon as the technology becomes available for it
> > (cryonics patients are the obvious first candidates for destructive
> > scan uploading, likely to be the first feasible type).
> > b) To be kept on ice until the technology advances to the point of
> > allowing thawing out and biological revival (perhaps with the option
> > of later uploading) (which might be years to decades later).
> > If not, is there enough difference among people signed up for cryonics
> > to merit such? I ask because it occurs to me that there is a split in
> > general between people who subscribe to the _pattern_ view of identity
> > (in which destructive scan uploading from a frozen state is fine) and
> > those who subscribe to the _thread_ view of identity (in which
> > historical continuity is important, so they'd rather wait for gradual
> > uploading to be available); if that split also exists among cryonics
> > patients, it might be worth making sure your position on the matter is
> > written down somewhere before you go into the dewar.
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