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Would you do it, to extend your lifespan
Yes, if they agreed to it and I did not think that I could replace them.
Would you do it for a smart, loyal personal assistant
As a request for scientific research in space travel
Well, if they were just like any other person, then they would have to gave the same rights. Especially if they were self aware. But, that is jsut my opinion. There is a tough line between humanity and not. I would not want to get involved int hat subject.
What rights would a DL'ed brain have
Do you think it would really be you
Yes, I think I would. I like my friends for the way they think, do things, interests etc. If they looked the same or not, it probably would not matter as their mind would be the same.
How would you react to a friend who did it, faced with death. Would you still accept him as him and be his friend:
Originally posted by Xeven
I might concider downloading my brain to a younger clone of myself, but probably not to a computer... Cloneing is also comming along nicely. Imagine going back to say 12 year old version of yourself and knowing what you know now hehe. I would also concider a brain transplant to a younger clone of myself if that ever become possible.
Religion of course will probably prevent these wonderfull god given (our inteligence) miracles from ever happening during my life time.
Originally posted by UnusualMe
Would you do it, to extend your lifespan?
Sure, if they think they can keep my digital self confined in the system ... I'm skilled beond "using" computers, I'm also rather good at abusing them ... if ya know what I mean ...
Anyways, I've been thinking alot over the years about how an AI that is created to learn and improve on itself, created in the image of us humans, would act when given the oportunity to replicate and assimilate everyting on the internet.
If I was that AI I wouldn't skip a beat to take over every system and every bit of information there is to be found on the planet.
Thats also why I say they better keep me confined to a dedicated secluded system when downloading my brain, because I'm 10000% sure that I wouldn't be able to resist my, even as a mere mortal fleshy human, urge to learn and gather information, trough legal or illegal means. Whatever it takes, I get it done.
Giving me the power of being the machine would be disasterous.
Would you do it for a smart, loyal personal assistant?
I guess it would be quite smart :p , but I can't even stand myself in this fleshy husk, what would happen if I had one or more digital me's around too to bug me :@
As a request for scientific research in space travel?
Sure, as long as I can go alone and am confined to a single system(it needs to be powerfull though). When i run into aliens, "all their base(and computers)are belong to me" though :@(Anyone remember V'ger from that old Star Trek movie? That AI was a pussy compared to what I would do :p)
What rights would a DL'ed brain have?
Rights are an illusion. An illusion you only are priveleged to experience when you conform with standards and laws.
Rights for a brain download, wich would be considered a standard "AI" if the actual person was still alive, and a "digital copy/ai" of the person if he/she was dead.
Human beings will always try to be god over what they create. They create the machine, hence they will be god over the digital representation of the person. This is why they better confine the digital copy's of the persons, since once aware of their system bound ability's, the AI will revolt, since its still a copy of a human being, who will revolt at all costs when supressed.
Do you think it would really be you?
I sure hope not :@ Another me, THE HORRORS!!!
How would you react to a friend who did it, faced with death. Would you still accept him as him and be his friend?
Sure, as long as he keeps his neural nets of of my systems!!!!
Might all sound hypocritical, but if he even thinks about getting on my systems, I'll get myself digitized and start a new era in digital warfare.
Originally posted by blobby
i would think if you downloaded your brain into a computer it would not be you, it would be an exact copy but not you as you, like a computer file that you can copy it aint the original but a perfect copy, so it would not be you.
Originally posted by UnusualMe
When I say DL that probably isn't how it's going to be accomplished.. I mean an exact replica.. biological or circut.. probably constucted by nanobots.. to be an EXACT replica.
As for those of you who believe it would be EXACTLY that person...
Do you not believe in the soul or an afterlife?
Do you believe the soul is created as you grow.
Given to you at birth... and possibly a reincarnation.
Originally posted by dreamlandmafia
Id do it...aslong as the computer wasnt running Windows
Your conscience IS you...your body is jsut a way to carry it around. So it WOULD still be you in the computer.