View Single Post
Old 05-16-2019, 07:03 AM
eburacum45 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Old York
Posts: 2,882
Originally Posted by panache45 View Post
Unfortunately, the consciousness would be JUST a consciousness, not a human being with senses. So strictly speaking, it could not be conscious of anything except itself. Eternal introspection, totally cut off from the external world. Schizophrenia... insanity.
So you hook the 'consciousness' up to a set of simulated inputs and outputs. I expect we will have artificial eyes, ears and haptic sensors, artificial voice generators and remotely controlled limbs, long before we ever develop any kind of uploading/downloading (if we ever do).