On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I don't doubt that initial experiments would not yield ideal results.
>> Neural prostheses would initially be used for people with
>> disabilities. Cochlear implants are better than being deaf, but not as
>> good as normal hearing. But technology keeps getting better while the
>> human body stays more or less static, so at some point technology will
>> match and then exceed it. At the very least, there is no theoretical
>> reason why it should not.
> I'm all for neural mods and implants. Augmenting and repairing brain =
> great, replacing the brain = theoretically viable only in theories rooted in
> blind physicalism, in which consciousness is inconceivable to begin with.

You're suggesting that even if one implant works as well as the
original, multiple implants would not. Is there a critical replacement
limit, 20% you feel normal but 21% you don't? How have you arrived at
this insight?

Stathis Papaioannou

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