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.