[ExI] Yesterday's Mashed Potatoes

ablainey at aol.com ablainey at aol.com
Mon Apr 21 06:11:45 UTC 2008

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com

>On Sunday 20 April 2008, ablainey at aol.com wrote:
>> Using available current technology, You could be flash frozen. Then
>> picked apart with an STM. we could theoretically upload someone
>> today. Or at least start it, The speed of picking out atoms with an
>> STM and building a digital copy would take millennia.
>How are you going to get thin slices of the entire body, down to one 
>atom thin sheets of all of the tissues?

By STM, I mean scanning tunnelling microscope, which as memory serves can be used to pick up individual atoms and move them.
I believe that is what was used for the IBM logo many years ago.
So the process would be atom by atom. I may be mixing up my microscope names, but I know we have such a doodad today.


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