uploading of the mind
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Of course you are right, that no technology currently exist (at least it's not known publicly), but over past 20 years there was a rapid development in informational technologies, so I am optimistic, that soon it will become possible. Maybe I will be alive then :D
An regarding issues with Christianity... well, it's a hard question, but maybe that's what our purpose is?
if you believe in God and the bible, if it is time for you to go, you will go. I never put any stock into final destination. nobody can prevent their death. if he calls you home there is nothing you can do to say no. and why would you. our lives are like dust in the wind compared to an eternity in heaven you know. there is no pain there at all. if I had the choice to live forever on earth, and see wars and death and sadness and loved ones die or to go when I am supposed to and see my creator. the one who spoke the universe into existence, plus answer all the questions I have for him I would choose to die. while your life on earth may be good or bad as a Christian I believe that you can endure anything for a little while right. while I agree that it may be in his will for us to cure all sickness. I don't think that there is a way to leave your body and still keep your soul on earth. I don't think of death as an end of all ends then there is nothing else. I think of death as something happy. because they will see me again. my uncle who is almost unable to walk will be able to run and jump and be perfect. so will I. I will see all of my family. of course. I'm not saying this to persuade you or tell you this is right and nothing else is. and I'm not trying to offend you if you are not a Christian. but I am saying this is what I believe. heaven is the ultimate reward for me.
back to the emotions thing. if I had to give up my humanity to live for ever on earth I would never agree. you should never give up your humanity. that's to one thing you should always hold on to. there would be no social mobility. our thoughts and actions could be controlled and I've never been one to let people tell me what to do and expect it to be done if I don't want to do it.
you don't have to answer if you don't want to
if you don't mind me asking
are you a Christian?
just me harmlessly asking, not trying to offend you, promise
When it will be time for me to go and I will be offered a choice to prolong my life with those methods, I probably will agree, because there will be so much more that I can do, for everyone, for myself. If I will be tired of life, then probably I will enjoy the sweet release of death.
I suppose, when it will be possible for a average human to upload their mind into a machine, there will be a lot of tension. Maybe to decrease this tension, only those who really want and will do something good for humanity will be offered a chance for immortality.
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