July 20, 2009

Some sum

Horses on Port MeadowDavid Eagleman's Sum: forty tales from the afterlives seems to be popular and quirky. Marginal Revolution pointed me to one of the stories, expectations. It is a riff on whole brain emulation, and much more interested in the philosophical problem with expectations of untestable post-life rewards than scanning brains. But I think it shows an important problem to consider when thinking about WBE: how do we manage the expectations during the run-up?

Another story, Descent of species is probably the most poetic and convincing argument for striving for posthumanity I have ever heard.

Posted by Anders3 at July 20, 2009 06:48 PM