X-Message-Number: 3703
From:  (Ian Taylor)
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
Subject: Re: survival
Date: 17 Jan 1995 23:11:13 -0600
Message-ID: <>

 () wrote on 13.01.95:

>... it is premature to ASSUME that it [an upload] can exist merely as a
>program in an arbitrary medium.
Hear, hear.

>Primary conclusion: It would be foolish to rely upon uploading to save
Quite, but lets not get too upset about extremely hypothetical technologies
that lie a long way in the future :)

Assuming that technology achieves the requirements necessary for uploading,
principally brain description and enactment, then I see no reason why
experiments cannot be performed to overcome many of these objections. If
your upload can satisfactorily communicate memories, thoughts, feelings,
consciousness and whatever else you care to specify, then where is the
difference to a body cryonically suspended and revived? When people are
revived from cryonic suspension, how do we determine if their persona really

Advanced technologies capable of uploading a person should also be capable
of downloading that person back into a suitable donor body. I realize it's
not exactly cryonics related :) however, has anyone explored the possibilities
of interfacing uploads?

Clearly today there exists only one option, for that we can thank dedicated
people like Robert Ettinger.

                    Did you selfcheck your persona today?

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