My most recent post, “Living in a Computer Simulation,” elicited some insightful comments from a reader skeptical of the possibility of mind uploading. Here is his argument with my own brief response to it below.
My comment concerns a reductive physicalist theory of the mind, which is the view that all mental states and properties of the mind will eventually be explained by scientific accounts of physiological processes and states Continue reading The Impossibility of Mind Uploading
Many scientists believe that we will soon be able to preserve our consciousness indefinitely. There are a number of scenarios by which this might be accomplished, but so-called mind uploading is one of the most prominent. Mind uploading refers to a hypothetical process of copying the contents of a consciousness from a brain to a computational device. Continue reading Living In A Computer Simulation
“As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.” ~ William James
I rarely reply to a comment of a previous post. But to clarify my position, I’ll reply to this one. Continue reading Is Evolution True? Yes, and the World is Round Too