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Will uploaded minds have equal rights to the biological you?


Key points from article :

It may be centuries before the details are fully worked out – but mind uploading seems inevitable.

It captures all your synapses in sufficient detail to recreate your unique mind.

A new and equally valid version of that person would now exist.

Who is that second you?

Would your sim feel and taste sipping a latte as you don’t have a stomach?

You could easily find yourselves meeting your sim over video conference.

A politician can work from cyberspace just as well as from real space.

The balance of power and culture would shift rapidly to the cloud.

Michael SA Graziano provides some tempting questions and answers addressed in his new book