[extropy-chat] Cryonics and uploading
pgptag at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 12:45:24 UTC 2006
Well... yes we can do atomic scale resolution now, but not for living
brain tissue with a non-destructive process, and not within realistic
readout time and storage size bound.
Asuming copying technology becomes available at some point, not
having the technology to run the copy would not be a big issue as one
can arrange for safe storage of the copy until the technology to run
it becomes available (same argument than for today's cryonics).
On 1/26/06, Robert Bradbury <robert.bradbury at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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).
> The problem *isn't* the resolution. You could do atomic scale
> resolution scans now.
> I believe methods have even been developed to do less than atomic diameter
> measurements. The problem is the parallelism requirements and readout time.
> If one had the resources to setup the lab you could start uploading someone now.
> Without the parallelism improvements the process would probably take
> many thousands
> of years. The real problem is that you couldn't "run" them yet
> because we don't know
> how to run a human data copy with simulated inputs and outputs. You
> also couldn't
> rebuild an identical biological copy (yet).
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