Why You Should Upload Your Brain and Embrace Virtual Immortality
For one thing, if you upload your brain to a supercomputer you will have a backup copy of your bioself and you could make unlimited copies.
"Whether it be from the scanning and mapping of a brain, serial brain sectioning, brain imaging, or some unknown process," writes George Dvorsky, it is simply a good idea to plan to have your brain transformed from an analog to a digital one.
Consider a few of the advantages. You won't have to worry about annoying biological functions. You will have achieved virtual immortality, living indefinitely. You will have a backup copy of your bioself and you could make unlimited copies. You could live in an alternative reality in which the laws of physics are tweaked. Interested in interstellar space travel? These missions will require uploaded astronauts.
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