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[–] dayofthehope 8 points 3 points (+11|-8) ago 

He hasn't thought about this very deeply. There are things that a computer can't do even with billions of years. It's been proven in theoretical computer science.

He also doesn't seem to have much thought about what ideas mean and what they represent and how you would attach meaning to those symbolic representations.

To think you could upload a consciousness into a computer you are a really shallow thinker. That is not going to happen unless you change something about how computers fundamentally work, such as quantum computing, adding biological components or such.

[–] MetalAegis 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Our human brains are quantum computers on a fundamental level, consciousness uploading is likely not possible because of that. And even if it were possible, mind uploading will always be copy and paste, not cut and paste, you'd upload a digital clone of your mind and that digital copy of you awakens in some virtual environment, but the physical you with its physical consciousness is still just sitting there in the real world.

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[–] DiscontentedMajority 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

but the physical you with its physical consciousness is still just sitting there in the real world.

Not if the process is destructive. What if to do to this you needed to freeze someone's brain a cut it into thin slices that were run through a scanner.

[–] Justwhiteofcenter 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except if you copy and replace your brain in stages modularly.

Then you get an in silico brain without the two copies problem.

[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Our human brains are quantum computers on a fundamental level

At best unproven. At worst, entirely wrong. I think it's wrong. Blue Brain has been doing some amazing work.

mind uploading will always be copy and paste

correct, except for the versions that kill the person being copied.

[–] alphasnail 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

What we accept as proof today can be rubbish tomorrow. I think people throughout history have continually discovered that what they thought they knew was incorrect and then redefined the truth as we know it.

So I always take things like this with a healthy skepticism.

[–] BlueDrache 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Oh ... look at Mr. Copernicus over here getting all high and mighty!

[–] satisfyinghump 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Like what cant they do? I suppose hes thought more about what they CAN do, and assumes thats enough to destroy us with?

[–] speedisavirus 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Like everything. They are binary entities that can only act yes or no and do math operations. The human brain is far more complex and the theoretical limitations of current processor fundamentals will never achieve the speed, pattern recognition, and parallel nature of the human brain.

In another 50 years when we master quantum computing that might be a thing. Generic computers as we understand them now won't ever. Either massive improvements in genetic or quantum computers needs to happen and we are very far from that.

[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Why couldn't a consciousness be uploaded to a computer? Given enough time it might seem possible. Imagine showing a laptop to Jesus.

[–] SaveTheChildren 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Jesus wouldnt be impressed...

[–] Dougal_McHaggis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Every cell in your body is a seperate animal. They all talk to each other. "You" are the meta data coming out of the cell chatter feeding in to a neural network. How do you upload that to a computer?