Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The trouble with uploading


The trouble with uploading your mind into a computer (or into a clone, or whatever) is that the qualia get swapped around. Your experience of blue, red and green in your new body might not be the same as in your old. Ditto with the tastes; sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami get shuffled. High vs. low pitches might reverse.


You get used to it, eventually, but it’s never the same.

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