The Fallacy of Favoring Gradual Replacement Mind Uploading over Scan-and-Copy
14 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2015 Last revised: 26 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 24, 2015
Mind uploading speculation and debate often concludes that a procedure described as gradual in-place replacement preserves personal identity while a procedure described as destructive scan-and-copy produces some other identity in the target substrate such that personal identity is lost along with the biological brain. This paper demonstrates a chain of reasoning that establishes metaphysical equivalence between these two methods in terms of preserving personal identity.
Keywords: mind uploading, whole brain emulation, personal identity, metaphysics, scan, copy, replacement
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