Today’s issue (26 June) of the kurzweilai.net newsletter has a piece on mind uploading together with links to further interesting papers on the subject. Mind uploading is the concept of transfering consciousness from the human brain to some other medium, for example a computer or robot. Supporters of mind uploading believe that, in the future it will be possible for individuals to live on even when their physical body is long since dead and food for the worms.
Apart from the still open question as to whether mind uploading is possible there remains the philosophical issue of whether an uploaded “person” would be the “real” individual and, if so whether the uploaded “person” should be accorded rights. Other interesting issues arise such as which would be the “real” “person”, would it be the original brain or the uploaded copy or, indeed both?! For the article please visit http://www.kurzweilai.net/mind-uploading-featured-in-academic-journal-for-first-time?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2425f98318-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email
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