Science fiction authors Richard Morgan and Greg Egan have described mind uploading and “backup copies” as a practical technology for immortality. Of course, “carbon chauvinists” often speak against mind uploading, and some have interesting things to say. In “The Perils of Mind Uploading,” science fiction writer Nigel Seel anticipates mind uploading, which he describes as “in a few decades time, it will be possible to scan a living brain at the resolution of individual neurons -- cell bodies, dendrites and axons -- and “parse” such a “bitmap” into a computerized brain model.” He also warns that “every technological advance has its dark side[.]”
I’ve done so many close painstaking reading of this sort of nonsense I don’t really have the heart for more, but do note how science fiction authors are confused with scientists here, in the usual manner; how fictions are portrayed as factual “descriptions” demanding factual scrutiny; how, quite apart from the fact that uploading your soul into cyberspace as an immortalizing strategy is called “practical” however utterly fanciful it obviously actually is; how it is presumably on the horizon just “a few decades away” as futurological promises of techno-transcendentalization always, always, always are; how even in principle the proposal seems to pretend a picture of a thing is the same thing as a thing, which makes it not only non-existing but non-sensical; how Prisco implies that skeptics of this arrant Robot Cult nonsense are not actually skeptical for endlessly many good and sensible reasons but are instead “carbon chauvinists” engaging in bigotry against the beliefs of nice persecuted Robot Cultists. Oh, you, Robot Cultic scamps, good times, as ever!