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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Wiley, Keith Bernard and Koene, Randal A., The Fallacy of Favoring Gradual Replacement Mind Uploading over Scan-and-Copy (September 24, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2596460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2596460