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The Fallacy of Favoring Gradual Replacement Mind Uploading over Scan-and-Copy


Keith Bernard Wiley


Brain Preservation Foundation

Randal A. Koene


Carboncopies.org

September 24, 2015


Abstract:     
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.

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Keywords: mind uploading, whole brain emulation, personal identity, metaphysics, scan, copy, replacement


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Date posted: April 23, 2015 ; Last revised: September 26, 2015

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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

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Keith Bernard Wiley (Contact Author)
Brain Preservation Foundation ( email )
Ashburn, WA 20148
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.brainpreservation.org
Randal A. Koene
Carboncopies.org ( email )
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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