X-Message-Number: 11066
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 16:40:55 -0500
From: Bozzonetti <>
Subject: uploading and brain destruction

Joe Strout said: ( Message #11051) > (a) is not true, because any
plausible uploading process destroys the original brain; the biological
brain does not exist any more, and has no memories or experiences to save

or lose.<  

I don't understand why a brain copy must destroy it. I can  imagine two
way to extract brain information:  

1/ NMR using laser polarized helium 3 and  

2/ X-ray tomography  in a quantum non-demolition Michelson interferometer

Neither  would destroy a brain, be it living or storred at low
temperature.I think it is the strength of up loading: if you are in a
cryonics state, you can benefit from up loading first and then be
biologically restored later. the choice is not: second life OR up loading,
it is: second life with OR without up loading option.  

Long Life,  


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