[ExI] destructive uploading was AI class

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 17:51:04 UTC 2011

On 30 August 2011 18:28, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> What Eugen said: there are good odds that the first upload will be
> created from a cryonics patient.  Another possible scenario is
> Turing's thought experiment of replacing the brain one part at a
> time (he specified one neuron at a time) until you eventually have a
> complete upload.

You cannot go any more "destructive" than that.

So, instead of trying to distill some metaphysical differences between the
Moravec process and the Turing one, I suspect that it would be better to
admit frankly that whenever there is no "gene whisper" to lead us, the
metaphors we choose to adhere to as far as "survival" and its definitions
are concerned are fundamentally arbitrary and/or culturally determined.

Stefano Vaj
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