Question by zdfhsfdd: If technology permitted, would you rather have your consciousness transferred to a computer, or accept death?
Lets say the technology existed, allowing reality to be simulated by computer simulation indistinguishable from “true” reality, allowing you to upload your consciousness into this computer.. It’s universe would have the same laws of physics, and you would be born as a baby, with no memory of the external reality.. Once your simulated physical body dies, you start over, and the process is repeated..forever. Would you go through with this? Or would you accept death as the end?
if you are at the end of your days, and/or forced to make a choice between the two
Answer by Dharma Nature
We already have done. Welcome to the matrix.
Seriously, I don’t see why I would have to be virtually reborn as a virtual baby. It would be easier to transfer my mind as-is to the computer. I would prefer to know I am dead so that I can adapt to a new mentoring role or be part of a think-tank.
I don’t think we are very far away from this possibility either. Maybe only 20 years.
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