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Old 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Fear Itself is offline
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Since the whole notion of downloading one's mind into a computer exists only in the imagination, can't we just imagine the results to be whatever we wish also? The mind does not exist in any sort of machine-readable format, so copying it to a digital medium such as a hard drive is just a philosophical exercise. If I want to imagine my soul or identity exists on a computer, then it does. It is is as real as the conversion of the mind to computer data is, which is to say, not real at all.