[ExI] Yesterday's Mashed Potatoes

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 04:49:23 UTC 2008

On 21/04/2008, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here you make an entirely unwarranted assumption which shows you do
>  not understand information as a concept.  While information has to be
>  embedded in matter, the particular material is not important.  It the
>  pattern of information that makes one person different from another,
>  not the particular atoms.  As a thought experiment, every atom in your
>  body could be exchange for other atoms and it would make no
>  difference.  Good prosthetics would be the same.

But if it is different types of atoms - a different computational
substrate - it is not so obvious that this wouldn't make a
differtence. Mind uploading has to be carefully justified.

Stathis Papaioannou

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