Re: [sl4] Re: Uploads coming first would be good, right?.

From: John K Clark (
Date: Sun Feb 08 2009 - 10:54:57 MST

On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 "Krekoski Ross"
<> said:

> Since their quantum state is important in their
> configuration, and describing their state accurately
> is impossible without considering entanglement,
> doesnt it follow that they are not therefore the same?

You seem to be claiming that your reluctance to be uploaded is based on
rationality not superstition and it all has to do with the quantum state
of atoms; well letís see if thatís really true. Just a few days ago in
the January 23 2009 issue of Science it was announced that an atom
(ytterbium in this case) was teleported Star Trek style for a distance
of one meter. They accomplished this feat by destroying the quantum
state of one atom and reestablishing the exact same state (complete with
quantum entanglements and anything else you care to name) in a ytterbium
atom one meter away.

So, assuming this experiment could be scaled up to accommodate a human
being could you now come up with a logical reason not to use it to
teleport to work every day? I canít.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark
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