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Artanthos t1_iyngmug wrote

Lets take a look at a few scenarios, to help you see.

  1. There is no non-destructive upload. The transferred consciousness is the only surviving consciousness.
  2. Cryogenic preservation of the original body until a future point in time where the various consciousnesses can be merged into a healthy biological body. Should they so choose.
  3. Individual replacement of synapses - e.g. Ship of Theseus

TheTomatoBoy9 t1_iynh9pv wrote

Wait wait wait.

What are we even talking about here when you say consciousness. We don't even know what it is exactly.

The individual replacement of synapses is an interesting one. But you'd still need a physical brain to store the "consciousness".


Artanthos t1_iynj60r wrote

Our minds are not magic black boxes that operate outside of science, we will figure out how they work down to the smallest detail.


TheTomatoBoy9 t1_iynje5i wrote

Yes, obviously. Just wanted to confirm, because with our current understanding of consciousness, nothing indicates "mind upload" could be a thing. It's all speculative sci-fi. Very fun, but just that


Artanthos t1_iynjv7z wrote

Most of the tech we have today was sci-fi when I was a kid.

Hell, today’s smartphones and tablets are way better than the equivalent tech on Star Trek.