Many of my essays are quite old. They were, in effect, written by a person who longer exists in that my views, beliefs, and overall philosophy have grown and evolved over the years. Consequently, if I were to write on the same topics again, the resulting essays might differ significantly from their current versions. Rather than edit my essays to remain contemporary with my views, I have chosen to preserve them as a record of my past inclinations and writing style. Thank you for understanding.

Accepted for print 2016

The Fallacy of Favoring Gradual Replacement Mind Uploading Over Scan-and-Copy

Keith B. Wiley, PhD1 and Randal A. Koene, PhD2

1Fellow, Brain Preservation Foundation
Author of A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading
http://keithwiley.com, http://brainpreservation.org

2Founder, Carboncopies.org
http://carboncopies.org, http://minduploading.org

Accepted for publication, but not be in print until spring 2016. Very early draft versions are available on Philica, SSRN, and Cogprints. The latest draft prior to copyright restriction can be obtained from arXiv.

There is also a shorter and slightly reorganized version of this paper available at IEET. It more closely resembles the earlier drafts mentioned above. I encourage readers to go for the latest possible draft frankly, preferably the to-print version once it is available.

For the time being, I have not duplicated the various versions of this paper in HTML here, unlike the other articles offered on this site. To see the publicly available version, please download the paper from arXiv. To see the final version, you will have to obtain it from the journal (to be named after publication). Alternatively, feel free to email me directly for a personal copy.

I would really like to hear what people think of this. If you prefer private feedback, you can email me at kwiley@keithwiley.com. Alternatively, the following form and comment section is available.


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