On Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:42:52 PM UTC-4, stathisp wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>> 
> wrote: 
> >> What test do you use to determine if it is still you after a certain 
> >> procedure? 
> > 
> > 
> > You do half of the procedure, then walk them back off, then the other 
> half 
> > and walk them back off, then you do the whole procedure and walk them 
> back 
> > off. This would give the subject at least an idea of any obvious 
> problems 
> > with the procedure. 
> OK, so you put in the brain implant, switch it in and out of circuit 
> without telling the subject which is which, and ask them how they 
> feel. They can't tell any difference and you can't tell any difference 
> in behaviour. To make the experiment better there would be two 
> researchers, one doing the switching and another analysing the 
> subject's behaviour. With this double blind procedure the implant is 
> pronounced successful. Is that good enough? 

No, I think that you have to have each hemisphere of the brain offloaded 
completely to the device one at a time, then both, and then back, and have 
the subject live that way at each stage for several months before finally 
being restored back to their original brain. This would be repeated several 
times with double blind placebo offloadings. The subject would then decide 
for themselves if it was safe for them to say yes to the doctor. 

I entertain this only theoretically though, as I think in reality it would 
fail completely, with every case resulting right away in unconsciousness, 
amnesia, coma, death, trauma, and psychosis and the whole project 
ultimately being abandoned for good.


> -- 
> Stathis Papaioannou 

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Everything List" group.
To view this discussion on the web visit 
To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to 
For more options, visit this group at 

Reply via email to